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Address: Market St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

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Decent Municipal Market

When I visit a new city one of the first places I visit is the local market - its a great gauge of the town and is generally not so full of tourists. The municipal market in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bristol UK
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Bristol UK
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I visit a new city one of the first places I visit is the local market - its a great gauge of the town and is generally not so full of tourists. The municipal market in Kandy is built around a number of open courtyards, with areas for fish, meat, veg, spices etc, The meat area is probably not... More 

Thank Nilly71
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

As markets go, it is aimed at locals and tourists. The second floor with clothes, leather products etc is probably more touristy. The ground floor has vegetables, spices, meat, fish anything food wise really. It is OK to visit. They are not too pushy. If you have time, pop in.

Thank kasiulka6
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place, bit touristy, but everything singalese you want to by is here for sale. Beware of raw greens. Do not eat and buy them.

1 Thank 107mir
Toronto, Canada
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is an excellent place to buy Sri Lankan spices, such as curry leaves and special curry powders. We also bought caftans, and the lovely white cotton Sri Lankan shirts, all for a decent price. It's really busy and difficult to get around. I would have spent more time here but the constant activity was too much. The fish market... More 

Thank nancyandleslie
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

At first the market seems a bit dull. Two floors surrounding a courtyard. However, once you take a closer and calmer look inside, they actually have a lot to offer. The best part or the most authentic part of the market is however just around the corner towards the back. Thete you will find out how meet and fish have... More 

Thank teachingtravels15-17
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This place caters for locals doing their fruit vegetable and meat/seafood shopping not to tourists. Yes it could be cleaner. If you find it dirty and unhygienic there is the supermarket around the corner. The full goats head was tempting for goats head curry lol. However there are some fantastic local fruits and vegetables I haven't seen anywhere else. How... More 

1 Thank Konrad M
Male, Asia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Really don't bother to go here. Place is smelly, unhygienic, and stuffed with bad food and ugly handbags, really disappointed at this place.

Thank Travel825
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Clean and well presented market in beautiful arcade around a central garden. Food and spices on the ground floor and non-food goods on the first floor (mostly touristy stuff such as leather bags, clothes and souvenirs). Worth a brief stroll during a walk through Kandy's city center.

Thank Roman D
Rotherwick, United Kingdom
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339 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tour of the markets whilst visiting Kandy City, this is were the locals cone to buy and sell there vegatables and fruit 6 days a week

1 Thank Laurence771
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

After looking at many souvenir shops and Laksala's I was feeling dejected because I couldn't find a shop to buy decent souvenirs without being ripped off. This is my second trip to Sri Lanka so I had a good idea about prices. My last stop was at this market to check out Jayamali Batik on the second floor of the... More 

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