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Jaffna Market.

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Jaffna market is located in the heart of the Jaffna city. It is popular for to buy vegetables, fruits and household commodities. Most of the hotels too are located around it. So it is walking distance for the visiting tourists from their hotels to the Jaffna market. This public market is looked after by the Jaffna Municipal Council. Most of the shops in this market used to open by 6.00 am in the mornings and will stay opened till 6.00 pm. During the festival season such as Pongal and Deepaval it used to kept open till 8.00 pm. Shops here are opened on Sundays and holidays too. Nowadays on Sundays all the shops are closed around the Jaffna town. Only some restaurants and small shops are used to kept open on Sundays.

The Jaffna 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 find parking spot for your vehicles. It is better to stop it around the Fort area and 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. Also you can find hand made 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 Jaffna Mango which is called as "Karuththa Columban". It is so sweet and you can detect 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 here to purchase the 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 for their unique taste.

Ckeck for these packed Jaffna foods.

Pointpedro Vadai.
Saththu mavu
Ellup pagu
Panip pannattu

Here you can buy old style cooking gadgets for 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 Jaffna food recipes.

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