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Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and is known as the “Crossroads of the Orient.” It is a typical coastal city of Southeast Asia, with a charming seaside landscape and towering skyscrapers, as well as resplendent temple halls. The romantic and leisurely atmosphere gives Colombo its special enchanting character. Colombo's National Museum and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall are both symbolic locations worth visiting. You can also depart from the railway station at the Colombo Fortress and experience the feel of a seaside train like in the film “Spirited Away.”
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Independence Square & Independence Memorial Hall
244 Reviews
Memorial Hall
yangduoduo17This is a porch to commemorate the independence of Sri Lanka. The ancient buildings here, surrounded by gardens, are a good place to take pictures. In front of the monument is a statue of the city's first prime minister. Recently, religious activities and annual National Day celebrations have been held here. The Independence Hall is also here. This is one of the best places I can find in Colombo to enjoy a quiet night. At the same time, it is also a leisure park, with a flat lawn, food stalls, and many rooms for exercise and relaxation.
Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall
141 Reviews
Modern Architecture
关裕年guanyunianI decided to say goodbye to the airport when I left Sri Lanka and give him my power bank, so that the power bank can play a greater role in a foreign country. Due to the geographical relationship, India and Sri Lanka are adjacent to each other. This single neighbor model is also rare in the world. Therefore, from eating to driving to wearing, India and Sri Lanka are inextricably linked. Even a meal of curry and rice may not necessarily be eaten. What an exact taste.
Colombo National Museum
181 Reviews
E56***54A very pleasant period museum with some interesting examples of colonial and pre-colonial artifacts. Less emphasis is placed on the post-independence period.
Galle Face Green
111 Reviews
E26***61the galle hotel is the best hotel to stay in this area,this is the best area in whole colombo...
Gangaramaya Temple
79 Reviews
yangduoduo17I visited this small Buddhist temple with a local. This is a very special place where a 104-year-old monk lives. The Buddhist temple has many works returned to Sri Lanka after experiencing different conflicts. It is worth seeing. We stayed in Colombo for a while, and accidentally came to this attraction and saw the magnificent temple here. The environment here is very beautiful and peaceful, the scenery is wonderful, and the style of living alone. We really like to admire the things left here many years ago, including some old British cars. In it, you will occasionally feel like you are walking around in a surreal BRIC market, with old glasses and all kinds of jewelry everywhere. My personal favorite is the small Buddha statue, which is placed in a miniature glass dome, and his face can be clearly seen through a magnifying glass.

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Colombo National Museum
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Best International Travel Destinations for Those on a Budget
Tripper-No1   Jan 3, 2020
Best International Travel Destinations for Those on a Budget
Department Stores
Featured Shops
Business Districts
Colombo is often the first or last stop for many foreigners visiting Sri Lanka, where it is indispensable to shop till you drop. This list gives you a guide to the top places to shop in Colombo.
Non Stop Shopping Experience
TripBlog   Dec 19, 2019
Non Stop Shopping Experience
Landmark Buildings
Vacation Hotel
The Galle Face Hotel on the coast of Colombo is said to be the oldest hotel in Asia and was built in 1864. The three-story English-style building, with floral carved arches, a high-ceiling lobby, and log floors all reveal a strong British colonial style. This glorious Victorian hotel was also one of the first five-star hotels.
Specialty Hotels to Book on Your Next Visit to Colombo
TripBlog   Nov 27, 2019
Specialty Hotels to Book on Your Next Visit to Colombo

Colombo Weather

Dec 3, 2020
Mostly Cloudy
24 ~ 32
Dec 4, 2020
23 / 31
Dec 5, 2020
Mostly Sunny
23 / 31
Dec 6, 2020
Mostly Cloudy
23 / 31
Dec 7, 2020
23 / 31
Dec 8, 2020
Intermittent Clouds
23 / 31
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Colombo
Dec 3, 2020 Colombo Weather:Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:91%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:08/17:53
Colombo Driving:Suitable, Running:Not Recommended, Cycling:Not Recommended

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Here are the best places to visit in Colombo, including: Independence Square & Independence Memorial Hall,Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall,Colombo National Museum
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