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How to Reach Spots for Shopping in Colombo

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How to Reach Spots for Shopping in Colombo

How to reach shopping in Colombo is really a loaded question. There is no one correct answer to it. The entire route depends completely on personal preferences of the shopper. The best thing about Colombo is that each location has a variety of shopping destinations and each shopping destination has its own specialties. For a complete experience, to start with, one might go to Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. The closest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport. From there, Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct is a one-hour drive away via E03 Highway. Colombo Harbor is closer still – just a thirteen-minute drive away along Colombo Port Main Road and closer still from Fort Railway Station – just twelve minutes on foot. From here, how to reach shopping is no longer quite as vexing.

Once Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct is reached, how to reach shopping is very easy to answer. From here, continuing south leads to one stellar shopping and window shopping destination after the other. Have unlimited fun shopping at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct itself and kick things off with a sumptuous meal at Ministry of Crab. Moving southward, the closest spots are Jewel Qudsi, LUV SL Mall, and then Liberty Plaza. From Liberty Plaza, the travelers have a choice between further south and moving east. East leads to Lakpahana Handcraft, Aashkii, House of Fashions, Cotton Collection, and Paradise Road – all excellent shopping stops for clothing. So, from Liberty Plaza onwards, the question of how to reach shopping is rendered moot.

Continuing southwards from Liberty Plaza leads to more brilliant shopping destinations. So, Liberty Plaza is a central place of shopping in Colombo. This removes most hassles with how to reach shopping in Colombo. Going south leads to Noritake Lanka Porcelain Showroom, Colombo Jewelry Stores, Barefoot, Majestic City, Romafour, and Midnightdivas. These are all specialized stores. The best way to roam the city at close quarters for shopping is to take buses or hire a Tuk-Tuk for the day. Taking a cab around Colombo for shopping might be a bit too expensive. Trains, on the other hand, are perfectly cheap but are usually very crowded. With the proper know-how, how to reach shopping destinations in Colombo is hardly a bother. Buses ply in and out of the city very frequently and can be a good method of transport as well.

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    Majestic City mall, House of Fashions, Liberty Plaza, Odel, and Arcade Independent Square are popular places for shopping.

    People should buy antiques (brass lamps, ornaments, pottery), traditional arts & crafts, gems & jewelry, linen clothes, and spices.

    Pettah Market is the place to be for those looking to pick up cheap souvenirs, jewelry, and other items.

    Colombo is a great place for shopping. Some of the best things to buy from Colombo are Ceylon tea, porcelain tableware, cinnamon sticks, cane boxes, wooden masks, paper products, antiques, Sri Lankan stone art, painted and carved wooden furniture, Sri Lankan paintings, cinnamon tree bowls, elephant art, and gems jewelry. Some of the best places to shop for these products in Colombo are Odel, Majestic City, the Barefoot Gallery, and Laksala.

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