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Top 5 Things to Do in Colombo Sri Lanka – Highlights of an Entrancing City

The lively city of Colombo, Sri Lanka's commercial capital features a myriad of attractions for the visitor. In this city, you will find plenty of interesting things to do for young and old alike.

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Visit a temple

Visit a temple

Culture lovers and those who like religious attractions should make it a point to experience one of Colombo's temples like the Gangaramaya Temple and the Bellanwila Temple. You will see that the Gangaramaya Temple features an expansive compound containing many features of interest for the visitor. In this temple complex, you will encounter a host of Buddhist trinkets and other gifts donated to the temple by followers and well-wishers over the course of time. You will also be captivated by the interesting architecture to be seen at this popular temple. Gangaramaya Temple also displays interesting objects brought over from countries like China, Germany and Australia.

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Take a ride through the city on a tuk-tuk

Take a ride through the city on a tuk-tuk

If you require transport in Colombo or other towns and cities in Sri Lanka, an excellent option would be taking a tuk-tuk. 'Tuk-tuk' is the name used for the innumerable three-wheeler taxis that can be found across Sri Lanka. These tuk-tuks will take you to your desired destination quickly and conveniently, for a modest fee. Tuk-tuks will take you through the city rapidly, allowing you to swiftly reach the various attractions and sightseeing highlights of Colombo. For the best rates make it a point to flag down a three-wheeler with a meter, or otherwise remember to negotiate the fee before setting off.

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Go shopping

Go shopping

The city of Colombo boasts a fine selection of shopping options ranging from modern malls to traditional marketplaces. If you like sizable malls a good place to commence your shopping tour of Colombo would be Majestic City, one of the largest and well-established shopping centres in Colombo. Other well-known malls in the city include Crescat Boulevard, Liberty Plaza and Arcade Independence Square. For fashion apparel, an excellent choice would be retailers like Odel and House of Fashions. On the other hand for an authentic local experience take the opportunity to explore Pettah, which is a traditional commercial area in Colombo.

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Relax by the beach

Relax by the beach

After a busy day of sightseeing and shopping you can relax and replenish your energies at one of Colombo's pleasant beaches. Both Galle Face Green and Mount Lavinia beach will be great choices for relaxing and admiring the sea views. Galle Face Green is one of the city's best known and most popular leisure sites, attracting a horde of Colombo residents as well as foreign visitors. On the other hand, Mount Lavinia beach will also be a good option for leisure seekers. A choice of accommodation to consider from which this beach would be within easy reach would be Siddhalepa ANARVA Mount Lavinia which may be considered to be a pleasingly located hotel near Colombo.

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Visit a museum or art gallery

Visit a museum or art gallery

For some fascinating details regarding the eventful history and culture of the nation of Sri Lanka, make it a point to visit the Colombo National Museum. This institution which is the biggest museum in the country is sure to capture the imagination of the culture lover with its many entrancing exhibits. Here you will have the opportunity to learn a great deal about Sri Lanka's ancient history as well as its colonial era. On the other hand, if you desire to learn about the distinctive artistic heritage of this island nation, make sure to visit one of Colombo's art galleries.