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“Great place for souvenirs”
Review of Sthree

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Ranked #19 of 37 Shopping in Kandy
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place for souvenirs”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

A whole range of nice souvenirs, fixed reasonable prices, very friendly staff, close to the town. The best shop in Kandy for buying your souvenirs!

Visited April 2012
Thank Sara_VP
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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent place to buy souvenirs and presents!”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

A short 3-wheeler drive from the main street, Stree was a fabulous find. The store run by a local NGO has a variety of beautiful souvenirs including cards, art, bags, clothes and more. It absolutely perfect for souvenirs and presents for family and friends at VERY reasonable rates without the hassle of bartering (a welcome relief for this exhausted traveller). Importantly as the items are made by women, the profits and benefits return to the community.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank cushla123432
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Buying nice souvenirs is a great way to improve the lives of the local people!”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Sthree is a not-for-profit store run by a local NGO called the Women’s Development Centre. Sthree meaning woman in both Tamil and Singhala, the store sells high quality items including wall hangings, prints, quilts, bags, clothing (including saris), postcards, food produce and other great tourist memorabilia.

Items are produced through income-generating programs from all over Sri Lanka including residents at a crisis centre for abused girls and women, low-income women and disabled persons. There are low administration fees and the items are sold at fixed and reasonable prices.

I would highly recommend this store not only for the opportunity to buy high quality memorabilia, however also as a great way to improve the lives of vulnerable persons in the local community.

!! NOTE: The address of Sthree is 327, Peradeniya Road in Kandy (next to fashion bug). 61, Mulgampola Road is the address of the WDC, the organisation which runs the shop.

Visited March 2012
4 Thank Anneleen V
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