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Pettah, Colombo

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Flea Market · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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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  • A really good experience but not sure if it could also be described as enjoyable. There is a mass of humanity fighting for their own spot as they try to buy bargains off stall holders. Tryto avoid.....  more »
  • We had heard so much about the floating market that we tried to go on 2 different days only to fins it not there. Very disappointing..... The street market is worth a look and has many different...  more »

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