Shopping Malls

With the increased influx of tourists and the rapid economic development in the country, shopping malls are cropping across the cities of Sri Lanka. Kandy City Centre overlooking the Kandy Lake and the Temple of the Tooth, and the Independence Arcade in Colombo next to the magnificent Independence Square offer magical and tranquil shopping experiences within the hustle and bustle of the cities. Odel, Race Course and the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct are some of the other well frequented shopping malls. For local handicrafts, Lakpahana and Laksala are ideal outlets, while for gem shopping, it is a must to visit the gem heartland of Ratnapura. The Colombo Good Market is the premier destination for organic food and green products. Colombo is set to become one of the biggest shopping destinations in Asia within the next 5 years, due to integrated mixed development projects initiated by both international and local conglomerates.