Shopping at the Kandy City Centre
The Pinnacle of Shopping in the Hill Country Capital
The capital of the Hill Country of Sri Lanka is the historic city of Sri Lanka. Kandy is most notable for being the capital of the last Sinhala Kingdom before the Sri Lanka was colonized, and therefore it is home to many archeological and historic sites, including the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Kandy is also known for its unique cultural attractions and amazing natural beauty. One of the most tranquil and serene bungalows in Kandy is the Mountbatten Bungalow which offers a memorable holiday.
Kandy is visited mostly for its history and culture. But the City also offers a few shopping options, chief amongst which is the Kandy City Centre. The Kandy City Centre is multi-purpose shopping and retail centre which boasts a reputation of being Kandy’s premier shopping destination. This 10-storied shopping centre, with its incredible design and wide collection of shops and stores makes it a perfect location for a shopaholic.
The Kandy City Centre was a project spearheaded by the Sri Lanka Board of Investments and was built in 2008. Since its inception, this shopping complex has grown rapidly, and is now home to close to 70 stores; of both international and local brands. The goods and services on offer at the Kandy City Centre include the top names in clothing and fashion, reputed electronics brands, perfumeries and shoes, book stores, cosmetics brands, and even a super market with all manner of consumer goods. Food stores and telecommunication outlets are also among the features of the Kandy City Centre. Perhaps one of the most unique features of the Kandy City Centre is the ‘Financial Street’; where a number of Sri Lanka’s leading banks have branches offering priority services and extended banking hours. The marble and wooden floors, the large corridors and the arched doorways and perfectly designed to give you ease of access and convenience, making the Kandy City Centre an excellent place for a memorable day out shopping.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.