Colombo

Attractions

Sambodhi Chaithya Temple

There is a slight similarity to the NASA rocket launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida. There is a tall tower to the north of…

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Sambodhi Chaithya Temple

Old Dutch Museum

The building was constructed during the Dutch occupation of Colombo (1656 – 1796) and was the formal residence of the Dutch East Indies Company Colonial…

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Old Dutch Museum

Independence Memorial Hall

Located at the head of the monument is the statue of the first prime minister of the country Rt. Hon. Don Stephen Senanayake “The Father…

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Independence Memorial Hall

Seema Malakaya

Seema Malaka was originally constructed in the late 19th century. The original structure slowly sank into the water in 1970s. In 1976, World renowned Sri…

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Seema Malakaya

Viharamahadevi (Victoria) Park

Viharamahadevi Park has recently got a facelift and is now fenceless and anyone could enter or exit the park from anywhere. Recently the park has…

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Viharamahadevi (Victoria) Park

The Old Ceylon Parliament Building

Now this building is the Presidential Secretariat which is similar to the British Home Office or the American State Department. It puts into practice and…

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The Old Ceylon Parliament Building

Gangaramaya Temple

The main sanctuary of the Gangarama Temple is the most important and impressive vestibule leading into the temple premises. The main door to the vestibule…

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Gangaramaya Temple

Galle Buck Lighthouse

When the old Kahn Lighthouse became unfit for its purpose due to its beam being obstructed by new tall buildings this new light house was built on…

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Galle Buck Lighthouse

Cenotaph War Memorial

The foundation stone was laid by Brigadier General Sir William Henry Manning, Governor of Ceylon on December 7, 1921 and was unveiled by him October…

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Cenotaph War Memorial

Cargill’s Department store

One of the best photos within the Fort that you could take is capturing the Cargills department store with the twin towers of the Sri…

  • Colombo Fort
Cargill's Department store

Chatham Street Clock Tower

The first light was powered by kerosene oil and could be seen seventeen miles out to sea in clear weather. According to the plaque on…

  • Colombo Fort
Chatham Street Clock Tower

Colombo National Museum

This museum was established on 01st January 1877 and was the first public museum to be established in the Sri Lanka. The Royal Asiatic Society…

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Colombo National Museum

Colombo Town Hall

Construction of the Town Hall was started in 1924 and finished in 1927 when the British were still Colonial rulers of Ceylon. This grand building…

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Colombo Town Hall

Colombo red and white Mosque

Red and white contrasting bricks have been used to create a variety of patterns on the flat outside walls or on the columns. It is…

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Colombo red and white Mosque

Arcade Independence Square

Intricate landscaping of the area has brought lavishness to the green lawns which extends to the white buildings, and flowers are plentiful with the occasional…

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Arcade Independence Square