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Pettah, Colombo

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Colombo attractions like Pettah can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Pettah is the central trade hub of Sri Lanka. Extremely busy and crowded. Sort of unorganised, yet it is a great arena to get a good understanding of Sri Lankan context and experience all walks of lif...  more »
  • We visited this place through the old streets. it's quite busy but the evening is a good time to visit. it has a lot of Sri Lankan products and wholesale and retail products. very narrow streets with shops. there are small restaurants so you can stop and taste food.
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  • Arguably most famous street shopping place in the island country. Be careful here before yiu commit to buy and bargain very hard  more »
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