Enjoy Shopping in Sri Lanka

Enjoy Shopping in Sri Lanka

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Shopping in Sri Lanka can be a delight, if you know where to go and what to buy. While the country is dotted with a good variety of malls, you must make it a point to visit ethnic craft shops, local flea markets, and small shops as well, for that is where the real Sri Lanka lies! While there is a no harm in buying branded stuff, if you are looking for real, raw, authentic Sri Lankan elements, the aforementioned places will not disappoint you!

Enclosed is a Sri Lankan shopping guide; the holy grail – you should abide by, if you want to make your shopping experience fun!! We, at Holidayme, have not only made it a point to inform you on things you can buy, but also where you can buy them! Can it get any better?

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Shopping in Sri Lanka – What to buy in Sri Lanka

  • Gems
  • Handicrafts
  • Batiks
  • Tea
  • Spices
  • Souvenirs like postcards, fridge magnets, wood or stone Buddha carvings etc.
  • Porcelain and Ceramics
  • Metalwork and lacquerware
  • Wooden tuk-tuk models
  • Notebooks made from elephant dung paper
  • Sri Lankan lace

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Shopping in Sri Lanka – Where to buy

  • Pettah Market, Colombo
  • Waruna Antiques, Kandy
  • Dudley Silva Batik, Ambalangoda
  • Shoba Display Gallery, Galle
  • Selyn Handlooms,Kurunegala
  • Euphoria Spice & Herbal, Matale
  • Jaffna Market, Jaffna
  • Barefoot, Colombo
  • Lihiniya Gems, Galle
  • Sigiri Art Gallery, Sigiriya

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Shopping in Sri Lanka – Shopping Tips:

  • BARGAIN! Yes, it might sound petty to some of you, but shopping without bargain is no fun.
  • While most of the shops have ‘fixed price’ tags that they abide by, if you are purchasing bulk or multiple items, ask for a ‘special price’ and you might just get lucky!
  • Make sure to buy gems only from authentic stores, to save yourself from fakes.

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