The city of Colombo houses for ancient and picturesque Buddhist temples, a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, most of entertainment venues
Colombo is a vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and multi ethnicity, colonial buildings and ruins. It is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka which is located in the western province adjacent to Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (the capital city of Sri Lanka). Colombo was very popular among ancient Roman, Arab, Indian and Chinese traders 2000 years ago since the large harbor and its position along the East-West sea trade routes. The city of Colombo houses for ancient and picturesque Buddhist temples, a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, most of entertainment venues and restaurants. This Famous land marks include the National Museum, World Trade Center, Vihara Maha Devi Park and the Galle Face Green, colonial hotels.
It is a vibrant city frequented by visitors both on holiday and trade in Sri Lanka or a Stopover in Sri Lanka on their way to the heart of Asia. Its demography mirrors its captivating history with a mix of Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian ethics. Gangarama Buddhist Temple with its Sacred Enclosure of Higher Ordination built on the Dutch built Beira Lake, Ancient Kelani temple, the Sri Kailasnathasr Hindu temple that overlooks the Colombo Fort Railway yard, The railway museum, the Dewatagaha Mosque where a 19th century Sufi saint is entombed, St. Lucias Cathedral, Wolvendaal Dutch Reformed Church and the Anglican St. Michaels Church built of stone, mortar and wood narrate the story of a city that still stands on sententiously with historical landmark.
The part of the city of Colombo known as the Fort was first built by the Portuguese as their protected enclave and it was modified by the Dutch. The President’s House and Gardens which was the residence of the British Governors from the time of the Dutch occupation in 19th century B.C. There is a colonial building called Dutch Museum located in the fort is a well preserved building of the Dutch period.
Colonial Buildings at Fort
The Galle Face Green is the Colombo city’s most elegant promenade. Lined with palm trees & next to the coast, much like a tropical version of Hollywood Boulevard, this mile long stretch in the heart of the city is a beehive of seekers of leisure. Numerous small food stalls providing refreshments with different tastes, the green brightens up in the evenings, hosting families & children playing sports & flying kites. Enjoy your holidays in Colombo with Galle Face Green.
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