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Attractions in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is a city full of places to discover yet also gives you a lot of surprises! With Withlocals, we allow you the the possibility to explore the highlights and hidden attractions of this city under the guidance of a local host. By engaging in an activity, or going on a tour with a local from Colombo, you will get an inside look in the many faces of this great city. Are you ready to get lost or to have your breath taken away by the city? Then this is your chance!

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Attractions in Colombo, Sri-lanka

  • Visit the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
    This Buddhist temple is an absolute must-see. The temple was invaded on several occasions, by the Indians and Portuguese. It has a rich history, with many restorations over the years. This temple is located approximately 11 kilometers from Colombo. Hop op on bus 235 from the traffic-police station, which is located northeast of the Bastian Mawatha bus station.
  • Pay a visit to the Colombo Fort area
    Nowadays the financial business district of Colombo, this area is full of historical Dutch and British buildings, and great walking areas. While walking around the streets of Fort, make sure to spot the Old Parliament Building, the President’s House, the Cargills and Millers Building and the Old Colombo Dutch Hospital, which is now a shopping and dining area.
  • Walk around the high-class area of Cinnamon Gardens
    This is Colombo’s most glamorous district and home to Colombo’s elite. It is full of beautiful streets, huge houses, interesting museum and galleries, along with the University of Colombo.
  • Visit the Isipathanaramaya Temple
    This Buddhist temple has beautiful ancient history and architecture. Especially the frescoes are a must-see.
  • Spend some time in the Wolvendaal Church
    This church is very old and has a rich history. In 1749 it was created by the Dutch, and nowadays gives a dusty, yet mystical impression. The stone floor of the Church portrays tombstones of five Dutch governors.

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