Sri Lanka - 080 - Spice shop in Kandy Market

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    A bright display of spices at the Kandy Central Market.

    Sri Lanka is known for its fabulous spices in diversity, quantity and quality. Visions of cooking and sumptious meals danced in my head as I browsed these shops. Cardamon and cinnamon, nutmeg and chili, pepper and tumeric and amazing smelling vanilla.

    Kandy's Central Market, open only on Fridays was a fortuitous find through a helpful passerby. Stocking the same range of foods, spices, herbal tonics, crafts, textiles and factory-reject designer-brand clothing, it caters to the locals and is goernment run so there is one price and it is 200-300% cheaper than the tourist shops. There apparently used to be 3 on the island, but 2 were destroyed by the sunami and have not yet been rebuilt. The one in Kandy is the only one remaining. So if you are in Kandy on a Friday, ask for it, ditch your guide's and guesthoues's advice to frequent the pricey shops of their friends and stock up on your gifts here.

    Bumblebee, Nichole1969, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. beestar 79 months ago | reply

      Hey, speaking of gifts, are you going to be back in Canada this Christmas, or still travelling?

    2. anoopkn 79 months ago | reply

      Hi,
      I'm an admin of a group called South Asia ( www.flickr.com/groups/south-asia/ ), and we'd love to have this photo added to the group.

    3. GiOn73 78 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called www.flickr.com/groups/marketsandbazaar/ and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    4. egle_k. 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild (or rare) Edible Plants, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Slava V. 65 months ago | reply

      Thank you for releasing this shot under CC license. Just wanted to let you know I've selected to display this image at 'Sri Lanka' news page (it's my hobby site), full attribution and link to you is provided. Thank you once again.

    6. Vilseskogen 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Economic Botany, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. fountainpen 46 months ago | reply

      McKay...thank you for the use of this photo in The American Chef blog.
      You have a good eye and a sharp intuitive sense of spaces and color. Best wishes to you in everything you put your hand to!

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