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Things to do in Colombo City

 

Shopping


The best place to start your shopping in Sri Lanka is none other than the country’s largest city and commercial hub, the city of Colombo. Colombo offers an interesting and exciting array of choices in shops and goods. Be it world famous Ceylon tea, designer clothes, leather goods, gems and jewellery, handicrafts, antiques, ceramics or whatever your heart desires, is available at a plethora of stores easily accessible in the city.
Apart from the main shopping malls, shops and boutiques in Colombo, travellers can enjoy a unique shopping experience in Pettah, which is in the Fort area of Colombo. In this part of the city, there are numerous street stalls selling everything and anything at very affordable prices.

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Play Golf


The Royal Colombo Golf Club which is the second oldest golf club outside the United Kingdom boasts a 130 year history. A sanctuary in the midst of a bustling city, the golf course is an easily accessible past-time to relax, unwind and indulge in.

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Discover Sri Lankan History


The Colombo National Museum is a remarkable Italian architecture colonial building, which was established in 1877 by Sir William Henry Gregory, the British Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the time.

At the time of its inauguration, there were about 1200 antiquities and natural history specimens which has grown in number to over a hundred thousand antiquities and natural history specimens.The Colombo National Museum is the largest museum in Sri Lanka.

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Enjoy A Movie


There are more than 20 cinemas located in and around the city showcasing latest movies in English, Sinhala, Hindi and Tamil. You can pay a visit to the nearest cinema and enjoy your evening with your family and friends.
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Taste Local Delicacies


Sri Lanka is known for its exquisite traditional food which range from the tear-jerking super-spicy to the mouth-watering sweet-meats. Being the metropolis that it is, one can find restaurants that serve dishes from anywhere in the world within the Colombo City limits.
The other nice thing about the city is that travellers have the option of selecting from the extremely expensive five-star restaurant to the road-side vendors; the aromas of spices and the taste of the food is much the same in both extremes.

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Nightlife In Colombo


Since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, Colombo and other major cities now have the luxury of opening their doors till later at night. Partying in Colombo is an experience non-par with any other. Clubs, pubs and restaurants now remain open till the wee hours of the morning and “club-hopping” or visiting several locations on one-night is a popular past-time for many party-goers.
Most restaurants also remain open till midnight and for a snack thereafter a “night-kade” or raod-side vendor is just around the corner.

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Family Day-Out


Looking for a place to take the entire family on a day-time excursion? You have several options to choose from not-too-far from the city.
The national zoo filled with many endemic and migratory species of flora and fauna is at close-hand in a popular suburb; Dehiwela. Sri Lank also boasts two brilliant water-parks in Kelaniya and Avisawella both with easy access. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage or Turtle Hatcheries along the Galle Road are also very popular attractions, specially for the kids.

Visit a Temple, Church, Kovil or Mosque


Being a multi-ethnic nation has many benefits for our little island in the sun. One may find a church and mosque side-by-side while a temple and kovil may be situated down the same street. Thousands of years of history is displayed on the many architectural designs of the buildings and the solace one feels in visiting a place of worship is deeply soul cleansing.

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