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“Good bargins if you can haggle.”
Review of Kandy Market Hall

Kandy Market Hall
Ranked #3 of 37 Shopping in Kandy
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York, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good bargins if you can haggle.”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Place is a bit old and smelly but there are good bargains to be found if you are prepared for some haggling!

Visited August 2013
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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Market and centre”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We went with our guide on a tour around Kandy. This is a must if you are visiting as it gives a great insight into the city and bustle of everyday life by its inhabitants. We went into. A supermarket and bought cashews, we also went around the market stalls. A definable must, although you should be careful what you buy and you must always barter, the price starts off very high because you are a tourist, however, you can get it down almost 50% with a little patience. On some items you are still probably overpaying but it's fun.

Visited September 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 6 Contributor
446 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Busy place...”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

In the heart of Kandy and is full of shops and people. Contains of a lot of items including food stuff, souvenirs etc. This seems the busiest place in Kandy..

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Kandy is expensive for Souveniers - Colombo is cheaper!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Note to future travellers: I would NOT recommend buying any souvenier-type stuff in Kandy, IF you plan to visit Colombo during your trip. Stuff is WAY CHEAPER in Colombo's govt. shops than in Kandy. Some examples: The batik saree cost SL 7000 in Kandy, costs SL3500 in Colombo. An Elephant made with coconut shells cost SL1200 in Kandy but only 500SL in Colombo!!!

Visited January 2013
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Chaos”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This was so so busy, with so many stalls and people crammed in everywhere. It can be a bit daunting but well worth a visit just for the buzz of the place if nothing else.

Visited December 2012
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