Books in Kandy

Buddhist Publication Society

The Buddhist Publication Society, on the lakeside 400m northeast of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, is a nonprofit charity that distributes the Buddha’s teachings. There's a fine selection of books for sale an…
Antiques in Kandy

Waruna Antiques

About 2km southwest of the centre, this warren of an antique shop is a fine place to root around for old masks, jewellery, coins, textiles, maps and art. Prices are fair.
Clothing in Kandy

Jayamali Batiks Studio

Fine batik clothing and homeware (bedspreads and wall hangings) in modern, artistic styles created by designer Upali Jayakody. It's on the upper floor of the main market.
Clothes in Kandy

Odel Luv SL

Wacky T-shirts, tacky tourist goods, kitsch flip-flops and some good souvenirs: this shop under the arcades of the Queens Hotel has the lot.
Fashion & Accessories in Kandy


Fair-trade textiles, clothing (including saris, sarongs and shirts) and jewellery made of recycled fabric, paper and other materials.
Books in Kandy

Cultural Triangle Office

Has a selection of books on the Ancient Cities for sale. Kandy, by Dr Anuradha Seneviratna, is an informative guide to the city’s heritage. Also available is The Cultural Triangle, published by Unesco and the Centra…
Arts & Crafts in Kandy

Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre

Worth browsing for good-quality local lacquerware, brassware and other craft items. There are some craftspeople working on the spot. Prices are slightly inflated.
Art in Kandy

Rangala House Gallery

The works of local and Colombo-based artists are displayed and sold here. It also sells a range of organic jams made in the hills surrounding Kandy.
Market in Kandy

Main Market

There are good local crafts including textiles and carvings for sale in this colourful market in the heart of town.