Mixture of East & West, past & present
Colonial Buildings at Fort
The World Trade Centre
Shopping complexes along the Galle Road :.Majestic City (called MC), Liberty Plaza and Crescat Boulevard along the Galle road are popular among the locals where you could shop for garments, shoes, handicrafts
Luxury hotels along the Galle Road : Ceylon Continental Hotel, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Hotel Hilton, Taj Samudra, Holiday Inn, Galle Face Hotel (oldest hotel east of Suez) Mount Laviniya Hotel.
Nightlife: Numerous casinos, bars, nightclubs & pubs. Blue elephant at the Hilton, The Boom in the Galadari Hotel, Cascades at Cinnamon Grand Colombo & Legends at Majestic City.
National Museum: Housed in a fine colonial-era building, the National museum exhibits an extremely rich archeological & artistic collection. There are fascinating 19th century reproductions of English paintings of Ceylon. The most important items include the throne of the last royal court. Visitors could gain a good understanding of 2500 year history of Sri Lanka.
Vihara Maha Devi Park (formerly Victoria Park) – This is the largest & most attractive greenery in Colombo.
Kelaniya Royal Temple
The glorious temple located about 7 km to the north is the oldest attraction near Colombo. A site visited by Buddha, Kelaniya Royal Temple is renowned for it’s paintings in the image house.
Muturajawela Marshes (Colombo Wetlands)
7km (4miles) from the airport, just off the main Colombo-Negambo road, the Muturajawela Marshes are Sri Lanka’s first wetlands reserve. We can enjoy a boat ride from the visitor centre through a wide expanse of marshland which connects with the Negambo Lagoon. Among the birds are purple herons, egrets, four kingfisher species, grebes, moorhens, lesser whistling ducks, & painted storks. Toque monkeys are seen too. The marshlands also shelter 15 amphibian species, 37 reptile species & 34 mammal species.