Cotton fabrics, hand-woven silk and batik textiles, bell-metal lamps, bronze images, wood and stone carvings are some of the things to shop for in Madurai. East Masi street, South Avani Moola and Town Hall Road are some of the most prominent shopping areas. The main commercial activity is concentrated around the Meenakshi Temple. Head to the Puthumandapam if you plan to buy cottons or handloom textiles. Government Poompuhar Handicrafts Shop, and Cottage Arts Emporium are good places to buy handicrafts and traditional items. Sungudi saris are unique to Madurai and very popular. Silk saris are another thing which can be bought in Madurai.