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About Colombo

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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Galle Face Green
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Square
The Galle Space Green Plaza is a scenic coastal promenade located in the heart of Colombo's financial and business district, stretching for half a kilometer along the Indian Ocean coast. It is a great place to watch the sunset. The surrounding business atmosphere is strong and the activities are rich. Many locals use it as a place for recreation and entertainment. There is also a towering bell tower near the square, which is worth seeing.
Viharamahadevi Park
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City Park
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Colombo National Museum
4.5/5
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Museum
The Colombo National Museum is a two-storey grand white building and an ancient museum in Sri Lanka. Built in 1877, it was built in 1980. It is a good stop for Sri Lanka to come and take a walk to get a good understanding of Sri Lanka's culture and history. Here you can see ancient Sri Lankan art, sculptures and sculptures, swords and guns left over from the colonial period, precious ancient devil masks, exquisite handicrafts and famous murals. Many animal, insect and geological specimens are displayed in the natural science room.
Independence Square & Independence Memorial Hall
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Memorial Hall
The Independence Square is located on the east side of Colombo University and is the site where the 1948 Independence Ceremony of Sri Lanka was held. In the center of the square there is an Independence Hall built to commemorate Sri Lanka's departure from British colonial rule and simulate the meeting of the royal family and visitors during the Kandy Dynasty. In front of the memorial hall is a statue of the founding Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Don Stephen Senanayake.

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Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour
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Traveling Sisters   
Colombo, the largest city in the country, has the only international airport in the country and is also the most important commercial center and famous seaside tourist city in China. Colombo's name comes from the Sinhala language Kola-amba-thota, which means "Mango Port". The Portuguese came to Colombo in 1517 and spelled it into Colombo to commemorate Columbus.

Colombo was successively occupied by Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. By 1948, Sri Lanka became the capital of Sri Lanka, and it was not until 1985 that it moved to Sri Jayawardna Prakot in the southeastern suburb of Colombo. In this coastal city you will find a 100-year-old clock tower, an ancient lighthouse, a national art gallery, a national museum art gallery, a church, a temple, and the Bandaranaike International Convention Center.

Campala Bandaranaike International Conference Building

Bandaranek International Conference Building is one of Colombo's landmark buildings. The magnificent building was donated by the Chinese government for free. It has been used for more than 30 years and has played an important role in social life in Sri Lanka. It has been hailed as a "symbol of friendship between China and Sri Lanka."

Colombo Independence Square, Sri Lanka National Memorial Hall

On February 4, 1948, the Sri Lanka National Independence Ceremony was held at the Independence Square in Colombo, representing the opening of modern history in Sri Lanka. The central part of the Independence Square is the Sri Lanka National Memorial Hall, which was built by the Sri Lankan government to commemorate the countrys departure from British colonial rule. The memorial hall reproduces the hall of the royal family who met the pilgrims during the Kandy dynasty, highlighting the flourishing life of the Kandy dynasty. On the beam of the

Memorial Hall, there are 28 beautiful murals about Sri Lankan Buddhist history and myths and legends. There are 60 stone lions of various shapes and lifelike representations, representing 60 people in Sri Lankas history. king. To the north of the

Memorial Hall is the statue of Don Stephen Senanayake, the founding Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and the outstanding leader of the National Independence Movement. It is also the venue for important events in Sri Lanka, the daily leisure spot for Colombo citizens, and the flowers are also here to take a lot of photos!

Sri Lanka Gems

More than 80 varieties of gems from around the world can be found in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has also become a country of origin for high-end gems. The gems produced in Lanka are mainly opal, ruby, sapphire, moonstone, etc. The orchids of the Lankan opal are amber and dark green (rare), and many of the red rubies of the pigeons are also produced from Lanka.

Among the many gemstones in Sri Lanka, sapphire is the most precious. It is a national gem in Sri Lanka. There are many gem shops and gemstone centers in Colombo that have been in operation for many years. You can also go to ODEL, the largest shopping mall in Colombo. ODEL also has art store Barefoot, antique shop Plate, national crafts shop Laksala, etc., is the first choice to buy and buy.
Posted: Oct 12, 2019

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Colombo
Colombo, the metropolitan capital city of Sri Lanka, is known for its lush green parks and shady boulevards that will take you to the panoramic beaches. Known as the Green city of the East, the historical attractions in Colombodescribes the rocky history of the country which was invaded by many foreigners. Whether foreign invasions or civil unrest, the city never lost its charm and has always attracted tourists from diverse backgrounds.
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Cultural History
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Sigiriya
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Trincomalee
When you picture an exotic destination, what comes to mind? Palm trees, coconuts, tropical jungle and lush landscapes? How about pristine beaches, tea plantations, great music, and culture? If these sound up your alley then have we got a destination for you! Sri Lanka, the island nation in the Indian Ocean located off the southeastern tip of India, combines a world of wonder with growing travel amenities. The frenetic pace in Colombo will make your head spin. Galle’s laidback vibe will help you find relaxation. Feel as if you’ve stepped back in time when you walk the Ceylon Tea Trail through the central highlands. Enjoy incredible panoramic views from the ancient rock fortress at Sigiriya. Or just take a tuk-tuk to the beach at Unawatuna. No matter your fancy, you can satisfy your curiosities in Sri Lanka. Come along as we profile some of the country’s great attractions. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are our picks for amazing Sri Lankan adventures.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Beira Lake.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Colombo: Urban Kitchen, Sky Lounge, Java Lounge, Taprobane, CIOCONAT lounge.
Here are the best places to visit in Colombo, including: Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque, Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall, Colombo Muncipal Council, Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo.