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Sri Lanka, being an island, is known for her amazing beaches and views of the sea. However, in Colombo, it isn’t always easy to find a place where you can enjoy the crashing of the waves.
The Gangarama Temple is one of the most popular and iconic temples located in Colombo.
Arcade-Independence Square is located in Colombo 07 and is part of the processof beautifying Colombo. There have been a number of such refurbishments, thus introducing Sri Lanka, especially Colombo, to a culture that is still new to the country.
About Colombo & The History
Colombo, Sri Lanka was famous in the past as a strategic seaport, and is famous today for its diversity, colonial architecture & cultural landmarks.
Colombo isn’t only a city of the future or even the present. Many areas still belong to the past.
Turning south from the Capital city of Colombo, one can arrive in Mount Lavinia within 30 minutes. The suburb is called Mount Lavinia owing to the nostalgic love story of two star -crossed lovers. Sir Thomas Maitland, governor of Ceylon then, who fell in love with the local dancing girl; Lovina has dedicated the Governor’s residence to his only love.Read More...
The National Museum of Colombo first opened in 1877 with only 800 exhibits showcasing some aspects of the history and culture of Sri Lanka. Today, it has over 100,000 exhibits and the most important library on the island.
This imposing building is situated at the heart of Cinnamon Gardens, Sri Lanka’s ritziest neighborhood. Nowadays, the Independence Memorial Hall is mostly popular as a recreational venue for joggers and strolling couples.
Imagine a rural village in the middle of a busy metropolis. This is what “Ape Gama,” which literally means our village, promises its visitors.
Diyatha Uyana is located in Battaramulla. With people from all corners of the island flocking in to visit the recently opened park, we decided to add it to the list of places to visit in Colombo.
The city of Colombo has its fair share of attractions. From attractions which are of significant cultural and religious importance to more contemporary ones which attract thousands of visitors each year, Colombo offers something for everyone. Here are some main attractions in Colombo.Read More...
For anyone looking to travel around Colombo, buses are the cheapest mode of transport available. Buses in Colombo are usually available throughout the day, are extremely frequent, and travel to almost any destination mostly converging at the Main Bus Terminal in Pettah or its immediate vicinity.Read More...