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Lakpahana

14, Reid Avenue | Colomb0 7, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 698211
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Lovely House Now A Showcase of Good Market

From the look outside, the place looks like an old house, with some characters. Once entered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SamuelTan
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Selangor Darul Ehsan
Perfect place for gifts and souvenirs

The perfect place to stop at for gifts and quality handicraft souvenirs to take home. There’s a... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Lee4shalom
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Chicago, Illinois
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Lakpahana is no ordinary craft shop. It is an experience of Sri Lankan art and culture.Being the largest Craft Producer in Sri Lanka it is with this vision that we have succeeded Lakpahana is the marketing arm of the Sri Lanka Craftsmen and Artisans Association. We are the national entity of the World Crafts Council and the Unesco Seal of Excellence.We provide employment to over 500 artisans through our 15 craft centers throughout the island. We are ably supported by a team of leading designers Over our 40 years we have given artists across Sri Lanka a platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity whilst preserving dying traditions.We want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it. Our selection comprises over 15,000 products includingexquisite silver jewellery, metal work in silver, brass and copper, woodcarvings,batiks, masks, lacquer ware, pottery, hand woven rush and reed products, Hand embroidered linen, coconut products and many more.Come be inspired.
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14, Reid Avenue | Colomb0 7, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 698211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the look outside, the place looks like an old house, with some characters. Once entered, greeted by the Good Market signage, of which to showcase the place carries the local handicrafts. Good selections, and reasonable prices.

Thank SamuelTan
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The perfect place to stop at for gifts and quality handicraft souvenirs to take home. There’s a little bit of everything ranging from jewelry, ceramics, wood works, laquer, fabrics, silver, and all types of art and handicrafts. Very reasonably priced. Friendly staff. They wrap everything...More

1  Thank Lee4shalom
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with family to get some gifts for few friends overseas. Very reasonable prices and has a huge range of products. Each category or products from the same raw materials has a separate display. For ex. All leather products are in one location. A great...More

3  Thank Chinthaka J
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Lakpahana has a great range of genuine Sri Lankan products at reasonable prices. The staff were very courteous and patient with us browsing through. Service and check out was prompt. Credit card and cash payments are processed separately. There is an organic cafe and produce...More

2  Thank Withaas
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

This shop has always been good for Sri-Lankan Souvenirs, a wide variety & reasonably priced. The sales staff is very obliging & friendly. A favorite place for souvenir buying.

2  Thank DilrukshiH
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

You will need a considerable amount of time to go through each stall, to look at the beautiful handicrafts in this place. I was a little bit in a daze with so much to see. If you like to take souvenirs back home, this is...More

2  Thank annminky
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Usual artifacts at slightly cheaper price than Laksala. Still quite pricey for average tourist, but good for souvenirs not much else!! Shopping in Sri Lanka overall not great !!

Thank Marla A
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is the only shop in Sri Lanka where you can experience true Sri Lankan handicrafts. Other shops around Sri Lanka sell largely imported products may be with the exception of a few masks. This is also the only shop where you do not have...More

2  Thank Amrita P
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Lakpahana is a much better souvenir and local handicraft shop than Laksala, which is government run. There are, however, more modern places to shop in Colombo such as Barefoot and Odel.More

1  Thank hdias
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Dhevaan, Owner at Lakpahana, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you very much for your review. We are sorry that our products do not look 'modern' enough for your requirements. We also wish to inform you that lakpahana sells only highly traditional handmade crafts which are of high quality. Most 'modern' crafts seen elsewhere...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

After visiting laksara handicrafts we went this place and its just wow to us. So many varity , same handicraft bag in laksara selling price 2000 where in Lakpahana it is just 1340. We asked them why prices are so much different , they told...More

4  Thank Parag D
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