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A Day Tour around the City of Colombo – Sri Lanka’s capital city attractions

by Auburn Silver
Museum Colombo

The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, is a tourist destination in its own right. Things to do and see here are aplenty, and the best thing about the city is its cultural diversity. Sightseeing, street food, shopping, and beach time are a few things you can look forward to during your holiday in Colombo.

National Museum of Colombo

Five minutes from Maniumpathy is the National Museum of Colombo. Housing a range of treasures about Sri Lanka’s history and culture, the museum is a must-visit on your Colombo day tour. Coins, arms, clothing items, jewellery, and craftwork are some of the components of the collection held at the museum.

Viharamahadevi Park

The Central Park of Colombo provides a green space for locals and tourists to relax. It has a small zoo and a playground for kids to enjoy while adults unwind under the shade of a tree. Formerly named Victoria Park, Viharamahadevi Park is home to a giant Buddha statue.

Mount Lavinia Beach

Mount Lavinia Beach

Mount Lavinia Beach | Image via wiki media commons Rilwan19760430Mount Lavinia BeachCC BY-SA 4.0

One of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka, Mount Lavinia Beach is located 30 minutes from downtown Colombo. You can use the promenade for an evening stroll and pop into one of the restaurants for a delicious bite. The area is also dotted with various accommodation options, including luxury boutique hotels in Colombo.

Excel World Entertainment Park

Visiting Colombo with kids? You should definitely visit Excel World Entertainment Park. This is an amusement park with a food court, an arcade, a few rides, a shopping mall, a foot spa, and a movie theatre.

Galle Face Green 

Want more beach time? Visit Galle Face Green. The park facing the ocean is a favourite with locals as well as tourists. This is the largest open space in Colombo, and the street vendors selling a multitude of food items can be found here in abundance.

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