Things to do in Colombo

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The commercial capital of Sri Lanka - Colombo - is a popular tourist destination. Located on the west coast of the island and with a population of almost 5.6 million people. Getting around in this city is often done by tuk tuk. The price should be 50 LKR for start tax and 35 LKR per kilometer. Ask for a metered tuk tuk, which is relatively easy to come by in Colombo.

Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka
One of the main attractions here is the famous buddhist temple Gangaramaya. A visit here is quite cheap, just 300 LKR.

Pettah Market in Colombo, Sri Lanka
If you're looking to spend some more money, shopping at Pettah Market can be recommended. Here you'll find anything from washing machines to clothing or fake brand sunglasses. Remember to bargain the prices here.

Independence Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka
On the other side of the city you'll find a more luxurious part of town. Visit the Independence Square before heading to the Arcade to shop famous fashion brands like Hugo Boss or Tommy Hilfiger.

Arcade Independence Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Right in the heart of Colombo and close to Gangaramaya. You can visit a smaller buddhist temple named Seema Malaka. It's located on a small artificial peninsula.

Seema Malaka Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka
End your evening at Galle Face Beach for some local Sri Lankan street food. Make sure you taste the strangely addictive and outstanding prawn dish; isso vadei.

Galle Face Beach in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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