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Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 448466
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The most amazing and best place in Sri Lanka for street photography

If you are in to street photography, this is the most amazing and best place in Sri Lanka. The busy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Crazy and crowded Place!

The Pettah Market is situated in the suburb of Pettah in the city of Colombo. The entrance to the... read more

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Shoppers will find plenty of bargains in this area of street merchants.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“fruit and veg” (2 reviews)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 448466
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are in to street photography, this is the most amazing and best place in Sri Lanka. The busy crowd, busy sellers, porters, the little shops at the side of the streets and everything is there for street photography. It is an amazing experience...More

Thank saman_weeratunga527
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pettah Market is situated in the suburb of Pettah in the city of Colombo. The entrance to the Pettah Market is marked by a tall monument known as the Khan Clock Tower. It’s an open air fresh market, which sells electronics, clothes, shoes, jewelry,...More

Thank zamanwho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Colombo and up for some cheap shopping, this is your place. There are hundreds of stalls selling almost each and everything you can imagine about. Pretty handy and the prices are cheap as well. This being very close to the Fort...More

1  Thank Anik_Rahman
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is the Hub for shopping in Sri Lanka! Products can be categorized Street wise and area wise. Cheaper than rest of the island. Extremely crowded. avoid Fridays and Sundays. Take extra precaution against pick pockets racketeers and fraudsters . Always shop from established shops.Be...More

2  Thank AmilaX
Reviewed 5 August 2017

One of the top sites we wanted to visit while in Colombo was the Pettah market. Not the floating one but the older, more authentic market along Keyzer Street. Its a huge area, broken into various parts according to various produce and goods. So remember...More

Thank vjyfit
Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you want to do road side shopping this is the best place to do it. You can start with the batik shops and the bag shops. You can buy dresses to wear at home by road side - for the same stuff you need...More

Thank Balaji J
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Horrible. Dirty. Air full of exhaust fumes and the stench of dried fish. Unless you're looking for groceries, there's literally nothing worth seeing or buying at the market. No interesting souvenirs or fashionable items of clothing. Lots of junk. Not a patch on a Bangkok...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a very crowded place. Lots of activities featuring the locals, lots of trading and sales happening around the Pettah market. You can get some decent souvenirs here for very decent prices too. Some of the historical buildings are very well preserved too. Visit...More

Thank Concierge3725
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Pettah is a must see part of Colombo. It's always busy/bustling day and night. Lost of shops/sights/places to eat. Make sure you visit.

2  Thank johnboy3bw
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This looked like the main market area of Colombo. I saw this first on my bus ride from airport to the city center and was impressed with the cleanliness of the vegetable market section. Later in the evening taking the city tour we went by...More

Thank traveller_prk
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Louisa T
27 April 2016|
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Response from ian2005wine | Reviewed this property |
I think the Pettah markets are the best experience. Arguably the best is the Federation of Self Employees Market off Olcott Mawatha and open from 7am to 4pm (but probably not for up-market shopping or genuine labels... More
21 March 2016|
Response from Thipash |