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Nallur Kandasamy Temple is one of the popular places in Jaffna where lot of people visit here daily for to offer prayers to Lord Muruga.
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Jaffna market (Periya Kade) is located in the heart of the Jaffna Town Center next to the central Bus Stand and near to the Jaffna Fort. In addition lot of Hotels are located around this place. Here you can buy everythings including vegetables, fruits and household commodities. Most of the hotels too are located around this place. So it is walking distance for the visiting tourists from their hotels to this public market. This market place is looked after and maintained by the Jaffna Municipal Council. Shops in this market used to open around 6.00 am in the mornings and will stay opened till 6.00 pm in the evening. During the festival season such as Pongal and Deepavali it used to kept open till 8.00 pm in the night. Most of the Shops here used to be closed on Sundays and holidays to give holidays to their workers. Nowadays on Sundays all the shops are closed around the Jaffna town to observe the labor regulations. Only some restaurants and small number of shops used to keep open on Sundays. There is no need to wear Facemask while visiting thisJaffna market as per the Government announcement. Due to fuel shortage there used to be large number of people staying on the roads and used to block the normal paths.
Now in this year 2023 lot of tourists are coming to Sri Lanka. And nearly all of them are visiting Jaffna and the Market place sees lot of sales from them. Most of them buy food items and Cordials like Nelli Crush and Nannari Sherbat bottles.
There are many Gift Shops available around the Jaffna Market. They offer Gifts and Greeting cards for Pongal, Deepawali , Christmas, New year and Valentine's Day. During the Valentine's Day event there used to be lot of expensive items are sold as Gifts to present their loved ones.
This public market has four entrances to access it. It is located at the corner of KKS road and Hospital road junction. Due to heavy traffic and narrow streets of the town there may be problem to finding parking spot for your vehicles. It is better to stop the vehicles around the Fort area and then walk to the market is good idea.
In this market you can find fresh vegetables and fruits that are produced in the Northern district along with high land grown vegetables and fruits that are transported by the Lorries from up country. Also you can find handycrafts products like baskets, bags, caps and many other products that are good for to take as souvenirs back to your home. At the fruit stalls you can find the popular local Mango which is called as "Karuththa Columban". It is so sweet and you can locate it by its large size and its aromatic smell. Not all the large mangoes are KC mangoes. A good ripened one should be eaten within one week as it can become rotten later.
Most of the local tourists visit this market to purchase Palmyra tree products such as sweet plump, dried fruit extract, root products and flour.
You too can buy them to taste those products that are popular here for their unique taste. Katpagam Palmyrah Shops (Palmyrah Development Board, Sri Lanka Government Organization) has its sales outlet in Wellawatte, Colombo - 6 too. You can buy most of the Jaffna related food stuff and kitchen utilities over her at reasonable price.
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In this public market you can buy old style cooking gadgets for Yarlpanam (Jaffna) Kichen such as ural, ullakai, iddiyappa ural and many other items that are made with wood, stone, Clay and cast iron. They are very popular to make slow cooking Yalpanam food recipes.