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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Pettah Market is a huge area NE of the station and you can almost buy anything you want here, from clothes, fruit, car parts, spices. You name it, they have it! I found the fruit market quite interesting and makes for good photography, but i visited on a Sunday when most stores and stalls in Pettah are closed.

1  Thank palawanismyhome
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Walked from our hotel to the market which took about 20 minutes. Found it easily the second time around! The first time we came via the railway station, we arrived at 'shoe' row and at the end turned left instead of right, so thought that was it!

The second or next day we came we turned right and ended up in electric street and then haberdashery row. The roads are very busy with stalls from the shops flowing on to the road, so no paths to walk on and plus one has to contend with the numerous tuck tuck transporting through. One also has to watch out for the barrows which are full of goods or dropping off stuff at shops.

Bedsides the shops there are also lots of little alleyways which have shops in and sell things at reasonable prices. We didn't see all the market as it was too manic and I was frightened that my feet were going to be run over!

In this area is THE DUTCH MUSEUM which we were hoping to visit but when we went it was closed for renovations (roof looked off) so not sure when it is due to reopen as sign didn't state!

1  Thank Margo P
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

The market stretches for about 1KM and small shops lined both sides of the road and is located next to fort.
Foreigners need to be careful as vendors increases the price once they see you are foreign. Lookout for price tags. Otherwise a great place to visit where you can find souvenirs, clothes, bags and crafts.

1  Thank flying s
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This is an amazing market to walk through - or rather push you way through. It is very busy and there is just so much to see. If you want it . - you can get it her. I particularly liked the fruit and vegetable area - just so much different types of fresh food available. If crows are a problem - go on a Sunday - yes a lot of the shops are closed but the crowds are much less!

2  Thank Honisoiquimalypense
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

great to walk through the market . Yes it is crowded but lovely fresh veg and fruit. We had our first King Coconut drink on the street there. If you have been to SE Asian markets before you will notice that this market is run by men rather than women. It is very busy as people are working to make a living. Enjoy it for what it is, a great experience in Siri Lanka.

Thank Ewa J
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