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July is off season so we got more attention from touts than you might normally. We wanted to shop but were put off by our unwanted guides and companions. We ended up walking away and shopping elsewhere.
Wander around the halls of the market! We bought awesome suvenir spices for very cheap. 200 rupees for a large bag of cinnamon, 150 rupees for a bag of curry. Cool thing was to wander deeper into the market, to see how the locals trade....More
Traditional market, targeting tourists, lots of haggling needed - can get down to 40-50% of the asking price.
Recommend stall 22 for teas and spices as it uses fixed pricing and has a very knowledgeable and friendly owner selling high quality products
This market is a great place to buy clothing, tea, spices and souvenir items. Prices start out a bit high but it isn’t too hard to negotiate up to 50% off the asking price, particularly in the late afternoon when many shopkeepers are packing up....More
This is a busy local market with a large variety of goods. Spices and produce on the first floor and other goods (clothes etc) upstairs. You have to bargain of course but you can get things for a good price.
The building is a bit...More
While in Kandy don't forget to stock up on fresh fruit, and there are lots to choose from. The fruit section is just outside the main hall and is great for photography. I live in a country where apples and oranges are expensive so i...More
It’s hot and sticky in here!
Bargains galore but remember the game. They ask for a third, double even triple (as you’re a tourist) more than the price but what they’ll settle for, is your job to bargain for hard...Work out what you think it’s...More
If you need any of those things - go there. There is a really nice spice shop. Really reasonalble prices (haven't seen many other places). It's on the ground floor, is quite small and belongs to two brotheres. I believe the shop is called Mohamed...More
In any town, the market is always my favorite place to see local life. Kandy's Market Hall is no exception. Downstairs is where local folks buy their veggies, fish, meat, etc. It's hustle and bustle and fun to walk through. Upstairs is more for buying...More