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Top 10 Attractions to Not Miss in Colombo – City Sightseeing

Colombo is one of the best cities in Sri Lanka. There are so many things to do here that no matter what your taste you will find something in this city to fall in love with. Below are the best 10.

1

Galle Face

Whether you come from other parts of the island, or from across the ocean, Galle Face is a must experience for all those visiting Colombo. In fact, this feels like an unspoken rule. But one look at Galle Face and you will realize that there is a good reason for this rule; Galle Face with its sprawling lawns by the sea makes a perfect place to relax. To top this it is located in close proximity to many Colombo luxury apartments including the likes of One Galle Face situated just across from this popular public space.

2

Gangaramaya Temple

Colombo may be famous for its vibrant and eclectic feel but intertwined with all the fun is a deep sense of spirituality that can be seen in the many temples dotted around the city. Gangaramaya Temple located in Colombo 2 is among the most beautiful places of worship here.

3

Independence Square

For a relaxing evening coupled with a stroll or a jog, there is no better place than Independence Square. A historical hotspot, this location is well maintained and is a perfect place to chill out or meet up with friends.

4

National Museum

The National Museum of Sri Lanka is a building that within it holds exhibits where you can learn about the heritage of this nation. Sri Lanka has a rich history that goes back centuries. Its journey from the BC's to the AD's is beautifully depicted in the National Museum.

5

Independence Arcade

To experience a bit of the 'fancy side' to Sri Lankan shopping visit the famous Independence Arcade. A very recent addition to the shopping scene, this mall showcases some of the biggest brands in the industry. From high-end clothes to fancy restaurants, this mall is designed for those who like to splurge.

6

Odel

A holiday in Sri Lanka is not complete without visiting the all time favourite Odel; this famous department store has everything from clothes, shoes and books to homeware. It maintains international standards and everything you find here is the best quality.

7

Viharamahadevi Park

If you are travelling with children take a break at the Viharamahadevi Park. Recently done up, this park is perfect for a relaxing evening with the whole family.

8

Nelum Pokuna Theatre

An architectural masterpiece, the Nelum Pokuna beautifully ornaments the heart of Colombo. It is a building shaped like a lotus and is the biggest performing art centre on the island.

9

Laksala

To grab your souvenirs there is no better place other than Laksala. There is a wide variety of items to choose from that can serve a number of purposes including making for ideal mementoes of your trip.

10

Pettah Market

To experience the authentic side of shopping in Sri Lanka visit the famous Pettah market. Brush up on your bargaining skills because you will be needing it here!