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Pettah, Colombo
(2.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Head for an authentic local shopping experience at Pettah. Make your way through the labyrinth leading between the countless tents where local merchants sell their goods. The flea market is more suitable for those who enjoy a more intense shopping experience. It gets quite crowded; however, you can expect to purchase items for a much lower price than in stores. Browse everything from precious gems and gold to fruits and vegetables. To visit Pettah and other attractions in Colombo, use our Colombo trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • In Pettah you'll find the product of all price ranges. You'll get everything like: food, clothing, toy, cosmetics, gift item almost everything. It's better to go with tuktuk there. Here you can bargai...  more »
  • After we have visited some local markets in Sri Lanka in the last three weeks, we wanted to visit the Pettah market is concluded in Colombo. This is regarding the offer and the prices rather below average. Each tuk tuk driver (3) us on the risk regarding pickpocketing in the market pointed out. Had therefore but no problems.
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  • We took a TukTuk to The Pettah Market and he dropped us off in front of the Fort Colombo Train Station. While we never encountered the Floating Market, we did find the local Market in Pettah a few blo...  more »
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  • This is a pretty small market with some basic stuff. The streets surrounding the market to the east is much better for shopping.
  • Very Crowded but you can find stuff for good prices. High prices qouted first, you need to bargain to purchase for the correct prices
  • Lots of bags and local clothes. crowded and it's along a street so there's cars just outside each stall.
  • Very nice and very cheap markeet i like it
  • hahaha looks ugly but can find out anything