There are a number of things, which tourists can buy in Sri Lanka. Gems, Readymade Garments, Batiks, Tea and Handicrafts are popular shopping itineraries among the tourists. Lacquerware, Furniture, hand made Silver and Brass objects are other articles that tourists can purchase.
Ratnapura has been the main source of gems for many centuries and most of
the Country's gem dealers are located in this town. Most gem cutting
centers also offers gems to be set into jewelry by the visitors. Gems are
also available at jewelry shops around the country.
Kandy is the best place to buy most of the handicrafts produced in Sri
Lanka. There are number of shops catering to the tourists. At Kundasale,
about 4km from Kandy, a village has been established recently to settle
local craftsmen and their families. Visitors could watch artisans at work
and purchase their products on site.
Sri Lanka is a major garment manufacturer and exporter of all kinds of
clothing. Colombo is a major attraction for garment hunters. One can buy
excellent selection of children's wear, beach wear, casual clothing for
men and women and warm padded jackets at attractive prices from Colombo.
As the producer of the world's finest teas there are many tea sales
centers at most tourist destinations around the country and at main
shopping centers in Colombo.
Imitation of Dutch and British era furniture is also very popular among