Exploring Colombo Capital City Of Sri Lanka

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Colombo is a city of many delights. It is the commercial capital and the largest city of Sri Lanka with a population of 5.6 million. Located on the west coast of the island it is It is the administrative capital of the Western Province and the district capital of Colombo District. 

Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins.  Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins. Overcrowded and noisy it’s probably not the perfect cup of tea for everybody. But if you look beyond the ordinary you’ll easily see why people love to explore Colombo. The colourful Pettah bazaars, ultra-modern buildings, suave boutiques and eclectic restaurants, elaborate eastern temples, Dutch period architecture and the happening nightclubs are just some of the attractions of this multi-faceted city.

Explore Colombo:

lf you’re the adventurous kind of person then the best way of exploring the city is probably by the hair-rising tuk-tuks (3-wheelers) which are small and easily wind their way through the traffic by honking loudly and making their presence felt. Take a stroll through the broad avenues of Cinnamon Gardens in Colombo 07 to catch a glimpse of the lifestyles of the rich. Or if you’re the kind of traveller who wants to immerse yourself in the culture of the country you visit, then Mount Lavinia the laid-back colonial Colombo suburb by the beach, or Wellawatte also known as Little Jaffna will give you plenty of opportunity to do so.

Things to see in Colombo:

  • Walk around the city
  • Take a city tour
  • Visit Gangaramaya Temple
  • Visit Red Mosque
  • Experience Pettah Market
  • National Museum
  • Galle Face Green
  • Viharamahadevi Park
  • Dutch Period Museum
  • Dutch Hospital
  • Geoffrey Bawa House
  • Arcade independence Square
  • Seema Malayaka Meditation Center
  • Odel
  • Ministry of Crab
  • Barefoot Garden Café
  • The Dutch Wolfe dhal Church
  • Khan Clock Tower
  • The Old Light House
  • Kayman’s Gate
  • The Red Mosque
  • The Old Town Hall
  • Beira Lake
  • Colombo Race Course
  • Planetarium
  • University of Colombo
  • Mount Lavinia Beach
  • Dehiwal Zoological Garden
  • Nelum Pokuna Theater
  • Colombo Lotus Tower
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