Beat the Heat in Colombo – cooling off is fun!

If you are living in Sri Lanka or frequently holidaying here, you’d know that there are just 2 seasons that are seen here. The wet season and the dry season! However, on the whole, it can be said that the weather is unpredictable on the island. Hot weather is the norm here, so here is…

Dutch Period Museum Colombo – A Throwback to a Colonial Past

The Dutch Period Museum situated in the pulsing heart of Colombo is a well-preserved building harking back to the colonial past of the island of Sri Lanka and is well worth a visit. History It is the former residence of Dutch Governor, Thomas Van Rhee. the building was used for a myriad of purposes after…

National Museum Colombo – Uncovering A Fascinating History

If you are a history or culture buff looking to learn more about Sri Lanka’s fascinating heritage then visiting the National Museum Colombo is a must. From cultural artefacts to even exhibits on natural history, this museum offers much to be discovered.   The beginning The National Museum in Colombo was inaugurated in 1877 and…

Gangaramaya Temple Colombo – The Fascinating Metropolitan Temple

Colombo has many interesting and at times peculiar sights to offer, but one of the most intriguing is the Gangaramaya Temple which is located in the heart of the city. Background This temple is regarded as being one of the most important in the country, and is one of few that are situated in the…