Shopping here is unsophisticated, with the exception of locally mined precious gems and jewellery. There are some good buys such as hand-dyed batiks, carved masks, leather, spices and, of course, tea. The main town shops mainly serve local community.
During the daytime there are numerous local historic and religious sights. The nightlife here is low-key and hotel based. You will find daily folklore shows.
Thera are numerous fish and curry restaurants, although tourists tend to keep to hotels.