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Temple
juki235Gangarama Temple is a very famous Tibetan Buddhist temple in Colombo. The entire temple area is very large, whether it is monks’ costumes or photographic art, there are strong characteristics of Tibetan Buddhism. There are many people who believe in Buddhism in Sri Lanka, so it is also very lively and it is one of the places with the most lazy people in Colombo.
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E27***76It is very beautiful and the guides are well informed, patient and kind. It is definitely a must in Colombo.
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E26***61the galle hotel is the best hotel to stay in this area,this is the best area in whole colombo...
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Lavender and SunThe Independence Square, located east of the University of Colombo, is the landmark Cultural Square, the site of the independence ceremony held in Sri Lanka on February 4, 1948. The Independence Memorial in the center of the Square is modeled after the hall of royal courtiers during the Conti dynasty. There are fountains in the evening, and the people of Langka come here in the evening for a walk.
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Temple
_GG***14Kelaniya Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple in near to Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Buddhists believe the temple to have been hallowed during the third and final visit of the Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka, eight years after gaining enlightenment. According to the ancient book call 'Mahawansa' the original pagoda at Kelaniya enshrined a gem studded throne on which the Buddha set and preached. The temple was refurbished in the first half of the 20th century.
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Lavender and SunImportant cultural relics of various historical periods, including fossils, ancient bronze ware, bronze sculptures, stone carvings, precious stones, ancient samurai masks, ancient maps, flags and various knittings, metal products, lacquer ware, porcelain, fine handicrafts, famous frescoes, The crown and throne of the king and other precious cultural relics.

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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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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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Sri Lanka was ruled by European colonists for hundreds of years. As an important port and gateway of Sri Lanka, Colombo has been deeply influenced by European culture, which is embodied in its many distinctive colonial buildings. This list introduces the past and present of these colonial buildings.
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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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Oct 18, 2021 Colombo Weather: Partly Cloudy with Showers, Northerly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 83%, Sunrise/Sunset: 05:57/17:54
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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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