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“Goods and flavours of Sri Lanka”
Review of Kandy Market Hall

Kandy Market Hall
Ranked #3 of 38 Shopping in Kandy
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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“Goods and flavours of Sri Lanka”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Kandy market is usually crowded and generally noisy but is a great place to get a feel of market shopping 'Sri Lanka style'. As other reviewers have said, never pay the first asking price which will be high. The traders are very used to bargaining and will usually agree to make a substantial 'reduction' in the price. There are two good reasons for visiting this lively place - firstly to pick up some clothing, local foods or household bargains and secondly to get a 'feel' of local life and goods. It is very conveniently located close to other stores and restaurants in this busy town and is well worth exploring for its atmosphere.

Visited February 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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“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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“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
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“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
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“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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