Popular Attractions in Colombo – Explore the vibrant capital city of Sri Lanka


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Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, Colombo is a lively city with many fine dining options, shopping malls, and many attractions. These are some of the best places to visit in Colombo.

The National Museum of Colombo

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This beautiful museum was built in 1876 and was founded by the British governor of that time. It displays different items owned by ancient kings of Sri Lanka. The whole building is surrounded by a lovely courtyard.

Dehiwala Zoo

This zoo is a popular hotspot among kids because it is the home for a wide variety of animals. You can enjoy watching the popular elephant dance and a seal playing with a ball. This is the best place to observe the behaviours of different animals like rhinos, giraffes, zebras and even crocodiles!

Galle Face Green

The Galle Face is a popular ocean-side promenade. It is an ideal place to witness gorgeous sunsets, kite flyers, local food vendors and more. If you are planning to visit this place, you can stay at a Colombo city hotel the likes of Mandarina Colombo, from which the Galle Face Green is about 8 minutes away.

Kelaniya Temple

If you are in Colombo and you don’t visit this fascinating temple, then you’ve made a huge mistake. It is built on the banks of the Kelaniya River. You should visit this vibrant temple to feel inner harmony filling your soul.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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