Shopping is a primary activity to be pampered in Sir Lanka and since, travelers to the nation can expect to find a host of unusual options situated in various cities and destinations. From Arab settlers in the 8th century to the Portuguese, Dutch and the British up until the 20th century have all fought over Sri Lanka’s riches including precious gems, perfumed woods, spices, and tea. The isle remains an admired shopping destination in Asia. Highlights include attire with many renowned European and American brands accessible at cut-rate prices, antiques and furniture, home wear, gems and jewelry. There are also some good handicraft shops scattered around the isle and some bazaars that are fun strolling around to experience the real Sri Lanka. And the highlight of all these is the Duty-free stores available in this country.