Intense & intimate street bazaar
Pettah is the mother of all marketplaces in the whole of Sri Lanka. Like a real-life version of Ebay, the place for cheap, no nonsense goods. In this loud, crowded, chaotic potpourri of ethnicities, you can find pretty much anything you need in any size or shape you want. Electronics, shoes, clothes, sunglasses, fruits, vegetables, condiments, hardware, bags you name it. If you look carefully though, you will even be able to find artisanal goods or hand-crafted jewellery for bargain prices. Grab a king coconut as you walk, take in the sounds, smells and sights and observe local life at its most intense.