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Kandy Market Hall

Market St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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You're not in Kansas anymore!

Great place to see foods you'll never see back in the USA! Spices, fruits, meats, it's quite an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Herndon, Virginia
Multi-sense overload...

We like a market. UK or elsewhere, they are usually worth the time to take a look. This is the... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Richard B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good57%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“great market” (4 reviews)
“buy cheap” (3 reviews)
Market St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to see foods you'll never see back in the USA! Spices, fruits, meats, it's quite an experience. Our guide took us through every inch of this large market area - it extends beyond the colonial era hall.

Thank CCC
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We like a market. UK or elsewhere, they are usually worth the time to take a look. This is the second Sri Lankan one we've been to, the previous one in Negombo, and the sights, smells, and sounds are an assault on the senses. You'll...More

2  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

First time visiting kandy, not much too do other than tooth temple and a lake near by weather pretty hot now in mid April,booked for 2 nights at ozo decent hotel , still looking out to do things and places to look out, Buddha statue...More

1  Thank sujithviswanath
Reviewed 29 March 2017

When I visit a new city one of the first places I visit is the local market - its a great gauge of the town and is generally not so full of tourists. The municipal market in Kandy is built around a number of open...More

Thank Nilly71
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

As markets go, it is aimed at locals and tourists. The second floor with clothes, leather products etc is probably more touristy. The ground floor has vegetables, spices, meat, fish anything food wise really. It is OK to visit. They are not too pushy. If...More

1  Thank kasiulka6
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place, bit touristy, but everything singalese you want to by is here for sale. Beware of raw greens. Do not eat and buy them.

1  Thank 107mir
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is an excellent place to buy Sri Lankan spices, such as curry leaves and special curry powders. We also bought caftans, and the lovely white cotton Sri Lankan shirts, all for a decent price. It's really busy and difficult to get around. I would...More

Thank nancyandleslie
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

At first the market seems a bit dull. Two floors surrounding a courtyard. However, once you take a closer and calmer look inside, they actually have a lot to offer. The best part or the most authentic part of the market is however just around...More

Thank teachingtravels15-17
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This place caters for locals doing their fruit vegetable and meat/seafood shopping not to tourists. Yes it could be cleaner. If you find it dirty and unhygienic there is the supermarket around the corner. The full goats head was tempting for goats head curry lol....More

1  Thank Konrad M
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Really don't bother to go here. Place is smelly, unhygienic, and stuffed with bad food and ugly handbags, really disappointed at this place.

Thank Travel825
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