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Negombo Central Fish Market

4.3/5
109 Reviews
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Closed Open from 4:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94-115-768532

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The Negombo Central Fish Market is the most famous fish market in Sri Lanka. The environment is relatively ordinary, but here you can see the scene of local people fishing and drying the fish. In fact, the way they dry the fish is really a bit like Guangdong Chaoshan people. Fish rice

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  • robiwatts
    robiwatts
    Seaford, United Kingdom
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    A fishy experience

    We were led round by a guide who’s claim to fame was that he knew Rick Stein and had appeared on his programme. Quite fishy and an amazing amount of fish drying in the sun I began to wonder who actual...

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  • Skeney57
    Skeney57
    Sydney Australia
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    Something Fishy about this Place

    We made our guide stop to explore this Fish Market. It was very interesting but on a hot morning a tad smelly ! It was pretty busy and an amazing amount of fish were being spread out to dry on black p...

    Reviewed on /Date(1586293140000+0800)/
  • gomastro
    gomastro
    Greenock, United Kingdom
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    Large fish market with lots to see

    Very interesting with lots of fresh and dried fish to see. Would love to be able to buy fish for my tea from there.

    Reviewed on /Date(1585551644000+0800)/
  • Vegas_Odyssey
    Vegas_Odyssey
    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Interesting market - not as smelly as you may think

    Enjoyed seeing the hustle and bustle of the fish market in the morning. I was expecting a strong smell but it really wasn't that bad. Would recommend a visit.

    Reviewed on /Date(1584024684000+0800)/
  • vincenzop699
    vincenzop699
    Cisternino, Puglia, Italy
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    Fishermen guides

    Jockin Bernad is a fisherman from Negombo since 20 years, he knows everything about the dried fish process and the market and you can find him at the Negombo fish market! For a small tip he could be y...

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Introduction

Negombo Central Fish Market is located in the city center of Negombo, near the vegetable market. This is a good place to observe the routine life of Negombo residents. It's also a place where cultural films have captured materials. Every day the fishermen take outrigger canoes into the ocean to look for fish. After the fish catch ends, the sight of fishermen returning to port is memorable.
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