Must Visit Attractions of Colombo

The commercial and business capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the right blend of charming colonial buildings and modern architectures. It is a place that offers ultra-modern shopping malls, incredible monuments and several other interesting tourist attractions. A home to popular Sri Lankan corporate and Government offices, Colombo features some of the finest structures constructed during the colonial times that has still preserved its charm. The historical treasure of Colombo is a contrast to its current cosmopolitan spirit that needs an inquisitive eye to see without missing out on its every aspect. Situated on the west coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo is full of tourist attractions including museums, architectural marvels, temples, shopper’s paradise and entertainment hubs. Colombo is beautifully connected by flights. Let’s see what Colombo has to offer you during your visit.colombo1

The National Museum of Colombo

Established in year 1877 by British Governor Sir William Gregory, The National Museum of Colombo is the largest Museum of Sri Lanka. It has a great collection of historical works. This museum is the right place to understand the glorious and rich past of the country. The opening hours of the museum are between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Galle Face Green

Lined with palm trees on Galle road of South of Colombo, the place is known as Galle Face Green. Along with the luxuriant seafront, you can enjoy the evening breeze while viewing the sunset. The place becomes crowded during Friday and Saturday evenings.

Kelaniya Temple of Sri Lanka

Situated at a distance of 8 KM from Colombo, Kelaniya is a popular Buddhist temple positioned on the Kelani River. It is said that the Buddha visited Kelaniya to suppress a fight between two Naga leaders. The temple became popular due to its beautiful paintings and sculptures.

Dehiwala Zoo

Spread over 11 acres of beautifully landscaped area, Dehiwala zoological garden is a must visit tourist attraction of Colombo. The garden was opened by a German business family in the year of 1926. In year 1930, the Sri Lankan government acquired this garden and it improved further as a tourist. Dehiwala Zoo is home to various species of animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and fish species. You can enjoy here an evening elephant show, at 5.15 PM every day.

Bere Lake

Situated in the heart of Colombo, Bere Lake is a beautiful tourist spot that is surrounded with green tree line. This lake was built by Portuguese and connected with several water ways to serve their purpose of transportation needs. Water level of this lake is 1 meter higher than the ocean. You can see many swamp birds in this lake.  1316469932_sri-lanka_water-ocean

With buzzing shopping destinations, outstanding tourist spots and several other reasons, Colombo appeals the tourists from all over the world. Visit this wonderful city and indulge into its marvel.

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