Sightseeing in Colombo is quite a diverse affair. The long-established city has many historical attractions; with the establishment of a strong colonial rule in Colombo since the days of yore, there are still many relics of this period adorning the streets of the city.
Galle Face Green
This is without a doubt the most extensive open area and the most picturesque promenade within the city of Colombo. Galle Face Green is the venue of choice for all who wish to spend leisure time in a pleasant setting with sea breezes and the sounds of the ocean in the background. If you desire to stay in a Colombo city hotel from which to experience these leisure highlights, consider staying at Mandarina Colombo.
Mount Lavinia Beach
Mt. Lavinia is a district located on the outskirts of Colombo. It is, in fact, a prelude – right in the city – to what awaits you further south of the coast. Located along the southern edge of Colombo the area is resplendent with a golden sandy beach. The stretch is loved by locals and visitors for its sunny ambience and fun factor.
The popular Viharamahadevi Park is considered to be the largest, most attractive and oldest park in the city of Colombo. It is particularly resplendent when the flowers come into bloom, creating a lovely sight.
The Beira Lake
Colombo is serviced by the Kelani River which flows out to the sea from a spot known as ‘Modera’. This in local dialect means Delta. On the Lake is a glittering Buddhist temple that is quite a treat to explore while catching an annual regatta or light show on the water are some of the events to be looked forward to.
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