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Pettah, Colombo

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#17 of 52 in Shopping in Colombo
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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  • An amazing place, everything you could possibly need to buy is available in this market, a brilliant few hours spent exploring on foot. The range of fruits and vegetables available was awesome. We...  more »
  • We got up early and took a tuktuk to the Pettah Market, as we are always intrigued by these local shopping experiences. Pettah is spread out over several blocks and is very busy with anything you...  more »
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