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Top 5 Things To Do in Colombo - An Entrancing Sri Lankan City

The bustling city of Colombo offers many attractions and interesting activities for visitors. There are numerous engrossing and enjoyable things to do in this city, some of which are listed below.


Play a Round at Royal Colombo Golf Club

The meticulously maintained greens at this fine golf course will be a pleasing experience for avid golfers. Having a rich legacy of no less than 129 years, this renowned golf club is the favoured haunt of golf enthusiasts in the city of Colombo. The Royal Colombo Golf Club is well-reputed for its picturesque, exquisite landscaping and immaculate greens. Another attraction at this outstanding facility is the comfortable clubhouse, where you will find an extensive collection of noteworthy memorabilia relating to the game of golf. Visitors are welcome at this classy and charming golf club.


Experience a City Tour

The city of Colombo features a host of sightseeing attractions and other features of interest. There is no better way to experience these diverse highlights than to join an enjoyable City Tour. This popular travel experience features splendid double-decker buses which are always a great way to view the sights of the city from a lofty vantage point. On your tour you may have the opportunity to observe features such as the Colombo Lighthouse, York Street, Slave Island, a Hindu kovil, War Memorial, Beira Lake, National Museum and many other places of interest. This tour will be a memorable way to explore this fascinating and diverse city.


Enjoy Seafood on Mount Lavinia Beach

As you might expect in the principal city of a tropical island nation, Colombo offers a host of outstanding restaurants serving up excellent seafood. There is no better place to enjoy fresh seafood than in the restaurants on the popular Mount Lavinia beach. Mt. Lavinia is, in fact, a rather laidback, appealing suburb of the city which is renowned for its attractive beach. You will find a good selection of agreeable seafood restaurants on this stretch of beach, where you can dine whilst enjoying the sounds of the ocean and the sea breezes. Amongst the accommodation options that you could consider from where you can easily visit this beach would be Berjaya Hotel Colombo, an ideally located hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Go Shopping

Colombo offers a selection of engrossing shopping attractions that are sure to appeal to the avid shopper. In the city, you will encounter a number of expansive shopping malls as well as more modest bazaar-like shopping areas where you will find a remarkable selection of goods including apparel, footwear, sunglasses, accessories, street food and more. When it comes to modern malls and department stores the sites to check out include Majestic City, Liberty Plaza, Odel and House of Fashions. These engrossing shopping highlights feature a good selection of fashion attire, watches, cameras, electronics and many other popular consumer goods.


Relax at Galle Face Green

The popular Galle Face Green may be regarded as Colombo's foremost leisure area where innumerable local residents, as well as foreign visitors, gather to spend leisure time. Galle Face Green is frequented by numerous walkers, joggers and kite flyers on weekdays; on weekends it is more crowded with many local families congregating on its lawns to enjoy its attractions. As you might expect you will find many food vendors offering typical local street foods at the Green. A highlight at the Galle Face Green is the breathtaking tropical sunset which can be enjoyed here. These outstanding attractions in Colombo are sure to capture the interest of the visitor.