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“dry fish”(7 reviews)
“tuna”(8 reviews)
“prawns”(7 reviews)
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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it is amazing how these people work - and very hard they work too, thank you to Bernard for showing us around. I never knew they caught, sorted and dried their fish in this way. Amazing to see all the different species of sea food...More

Thank jan b
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We were taken by our tuk tuk driver and a local took us around- rather adopted us looking for his tip.We didn’t ask for him but he was very informative on what was going on.The sting was In the tail when he was asking for...More

1  Thank paulgray1
Reviewed 28 August 2018

it is good to see ! make sure u have 2 shirts with you so you can change your shirt after you finish your visit ! it s nice to see in Negombo.

Thank Georgico2013
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This whole area is fascinating. The fisherman work so hard and you see their toil here. On rhe beach directly in front of market you see an expansive area where fish are salted and dried. People are very pleasant. You will be approached by someobe...More

Thank the_finchley_lees
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A real Gem Got to see how the fish was gutted and dried Bernard’s enthusiasm and knowledge made this extra special

Thank fawkey1
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Certainly need to see it for the envy of the cheap prices compared with those here. Wish I had a kitchenette that I could have brought some (selected) product to cook fresh. Yes it smells, but interesting to see and experience.

1  Thank amr100
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Went here by Tuk Tuk and a local came up to us and gave us a tour even though we didnt ask for a guide but the information he gave us was interesting but what we didnt like was when he told us what tip...More

2  Thank TammywBoston
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We were joined by a man while looking around the fish market who told us a few things about the drying process even though we did not invite him. We then felt obliged to give him a tip but the smallest note we had was...More

2  Thank biggles51
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Both me and my wife do not eat much fish, but we had read about the market and wanted to see it. We went later in the morning when it was a bit quieter and were given a short tour by an unofficial guide. He...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a very local place where you get to witness auctions for fishes in a wet and smelly market. It is part of the Sri Lankans lives and if you want to be part of the local lives, this is definitely one of the...More

Thank Danny T
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NatalieInAustralia
21 January 2018|
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Response from MusesMm | Reviewed this property |
Be patient and watch what locals pay and be prepared to bargain. I did not actually buy any prawns so not sure of a relevant value. It is still cheap.
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Horn453
12 June 2016|
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Response from outofofficereplyon | Reviewed this property |
I went to this market just after 11am and it was bustling with energy, both around the stalls and on the beach. But it was very hot so early mornings are better for that reason too. Enjoy!
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