The Kandy Central Market is an important place amongst locals for shopping in Kandy. The authentic market is Kandy's oldest market square and sells a wide range of items ranging from local fruits and vegetables to handicrafts and souvenirs to high quality textiles and leather goods. The first floor of the market mainly offers items such as local food, tea, fruits and other snacks while the top floor offers a wide variety of clothing items, books and souvenirs. Haggling at the market is considered to be normal, with shop vendors expecting shoppers to bargain on items in order to bring down the cost to reasonable levels. A visit to the market is recommended for travellers who wish to experience a unique shopping trip when in Kandy.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The local produce and the souvenir items
Though designated prayer facilities for Muslims will be unavailable at the Kandy Market, Muslim travellers could visit some of the many mosques in Kandy during prayer times. Some of the most prominent mosques in Kandy include Mahayyawa Grand Mosque, Mawilmada Jummah Mosque, King Street Jumma Mosque and the Heerassagala Jummah Mosque.
Finding Halal food in Kandy will be quite easy, with Kandy being home to several Halal restaurants. Prominent Halal restaurants around Kandy include Dinemore, Little Hut and Kandyan Muslim Hotel as well as popular fast food chains such as KFC in DaladaVeediya and Peradeniya Roadalso. Several food options will also be available at the market itself.