I like architecture very much, and I am very fond of this area. But unfortunately, it was a car ride, otherwise I would have fallen into the rice jar like a mouse, unable to climb out, unable to move. Although Sri Lanka is a British colony, it feels like seeing a multinational complex here. Some buildings are being repaired and others are being renovated. I hope I can have a good walk there next time.
Walking to the fortress area, a former colonial bustling area on the Indian Ocean coast, there are still a large number of European-style buildings. The streets here are also spacious, unlike the crowded streets in Beta District. If the Beta area you visited in the morning is a portrait of the life of the people of Colombo, the fortress area in front of you is the silhouette of Colombo's modern urban landscape. We walked aimlessly through the street view and high-rise buildings, past the Colombo landmark Twin-block building, and entered it by elevator to the 37th floor. We never thought that the whole twin-tower building was high-end office buildings, no shopping mall, and no place to see the scenery. Leaving the Gemini Tower, flags hung on both sides of a nearby street, while the more empty street ended with a standing bell tower. Walking up to the front, I found that the nearby courtyard buildings were guarded by security guards, and checked all the way in and out. It seems that this area belongs to the government office area. Leave the slender bell tower and come to the Indian Ocean Coastal Avenue in the blue sea and sky. First of all, we can see the ancient presidential palace. The entrance is also heavily guarded. In the courtyard, a reception platform is being built. It looks as if it is ready to receive the foreign dignitaries who are going to visit. In the courtyard of the presidential palace, there are many sculptures of figures, possibly the models of successive presidents. Sri Lanka is a country that loves to sculpt characters. Later, we saw many sculptures in Kanti and Galle, and we didn't know what they came from. There are many Chinese tourists here, including group action and individual tourists in twos and threes. Nowadays, more and more people come to Sri Lanka to visit. Occasionally, a double-decker sightseeing bus passes through the street. Most of the tourists are from Europe and America. Chinese people still like to enjoy the scenery on foot.
The Castle area is a very prosperous place in Colombo. There are some European-style buildings preserved during the colonial period. There are old Galeback lighthouse in the port, a white tower, modern landmark buildings such as the Gemini Tower and Hilton Hotel. There are still many colonial characteristics in Colombo. There are also magnificent cavalry commanding traffic on the road. The site of the old Dutch hospital is also here. There are also famous Michelin restaurants and clothing stores on the site of the old Dutch hospital.
The Castle District is a very prosperous place in Colombo. Many government departments, financial and commercial units are here. The old Dutch hospital site and the old bell tower are also here. There is a famous Michelin restaurant Ministry of crab restaurant in the old Dutch hospital site. Don't miss it.
Driving around the city of Colombo. It's a little like the Bund of Shanghai, and buildings like the Museum of Nations. There are a lot of government and financial units gathered here. But they don't go to work on weekends, which is relatively cold. Seeing buildings of different styles, you can also see the history of this city.
I came here to see the old European-style buildings left behind by the British colonies, which are clean and high-grade living areas in Bilanca. There are also Michelin 3-star, but we have not booked in advance. Spa Ceylon store is also here. It's convenient to eat and rest. You can feel it.