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Market St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Market is OK. It's no where near the markets of Thailand so don't go thinking it is. We visited stall 42 as seen on here. Much cheaper than rip off spice gardens but one piece of advice, ask prices of each item before committing to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amberd2308
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it stinks in the fish section, and the meat market turned Mrs Johnson vegetarian, for 5 or so minutes. However, its quite a jolly place to wander around for half an hour, being harassed as usual by touts selling sh3t products. The spice man...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank epj123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you dont want to be a tourist victim,if you want to avoid tourist traps go to kandy market hall to number 42. Do not buy from Tea factorys do not buy from spice garden because you will pay switzerland prices and you are in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlexisDrikos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kandy Central Market is a great for everything local. Go to shop no. 42 to buy spices and teas. Mazrook was amazing. He guided us with the best quality spices at reasonable prices. If you need spices or tea this is the place to go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank theyatree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local shopping area on very busy part of town. Crowded. Nothing unusual or interesting in my view. Usual hawkers and shops for locals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artajS
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Make sure you head for the “local” building of the Central Market to avoid dodging the many tshirt/clothes salesmen who bother you. You can’t miss that you are in the right place as it is a quadrangle of fruit and veg stall with No.42 spice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jrapeter
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Next to the Hela Bojun Hala, is the city’s central market. It is a one stop shop to meet all vegetarian needs. Situated on either side of the entrance are several shops loaded with all kinds of fruits and vegetables. All of them were fresh,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UNR1806
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

We had alot of time in sri lanka and boaght from alot of stores but the absolute best one was in kandy spice market shop #42 the seller richard was amazing very helpfull and very cheap prices with more discounts and gifts. We will deffinately...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Navigate28433268858
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We were lucky our rickshaw driver cum tour guide took us to Kandy Markey Hall, this is where all the locals come for their shopping.... lots of shops selling a range of products... we got lucky at a lovey saree shop from where we picked...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Roomi S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Our bus back to the city from the Botanical Gardens deposited us right outside the market, near to the veg and fish stalls. The fish by afternoon was pretty stinky as you can imagine. We spent about 5 minutes just wandering through. If it hadn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barbara L
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