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5 Cool Things to Do in Colombo – Having a Blast in Sri Lanka's most Happening City

Colombo is a fun and exciting city in Sri Lanka that encompasses the best of many worlds. To make the most out of your stay in this city don't miss out on the 5 cool things listed below


Explore the local side of fun at the Galle Face green

The Gale Face Green is without a doubt one of the most popular hangout spots in the entire city of Colombo. Lining the roaring coastlines of the city's favourite beach; Galle Face, the lawn of this beach offers a combination of the fantastic beach breeze with the advantage of vast clean spaces. If you want to witness local culture at its best it does not get better than the Galle Face Green. There is plenty you can do here and part of the fun of hanging out at this location is experiencing the typical fun of Galle Face. So, if you are visiting this spot make sure you fly a kite, buy one of that strange lit up toys and try the iconic Isso Vade. These are the many things that make Galle Face uniquely fun.


Experience the fun at Viharamahadevi

If you are holidaying in Colombo with children, a visit to the Viharamahadevi park is a must do. Recently renovated, this park boasts a brand-new face that has made it all the more appealing to younger visitors. Among the new additions to this park are a large slide set, a zoo of baby animals, a mini aquarium and a splash pool. To top this there are also pony rides and even elephants from the temples nearby are often left at the park to graze. If your kids are a fan of animals there is plenty for them to enjoy here.


Experience the nightlife in Colombo

For a small city like Colombo, this place sure does have a happening nightlife. If you are into clubbing and drinking, there are lots of spots where you can simply go wild and crazy. Colombo is known for its happening ambience throughout the year and this is why partying in this city is that much fun. No matter what you are looking for; be it a classy or casual, you get it all in Colombo. Nightlife is also big at the many hotels in Colombo. If you are staying at The Kingsbury Hotel you can enjoy the hotel's unique version of fun after dark.


Stroll around the Old Dutch Hospital

The colonial mark in Colombo is evident above all at the Old Dutch Hospital. If you like to experience the historic vibe of this city, this is a great place to take a stroll at. Unspoiled and well maintained, the Old Dutch Hospital has been converted into a charming spot where some of the best shops and restaurants have been set up.


Shop till you drop here

Colombo is in a nutshell 'the' shopping destination in Sri Lanka where you can find everything from modern branded apparel to traditional Sri Lankan crafts. Adorned with malls and markets, Colombo has a world of shopping for you to experience. You can either browse through the many malls in the city or buy more for less at the numerous wholesale markets in Pettah.