The city's largest batiks, all four of them, can be seen inside the hotel Colombo Plaza Hotel (formerly Oberoi). They are hung up right beside the hall, all three of them. They are richly decorated and huge - mostly in shades of red, orange and yellow. They are also very old, so you'll have to appreciate tje contrast with the modern architecture of the hotel.
This world trade center sri-lanka style is th most conspicuous sight in colombo: not the prettiest, but the most evident one for sure. The buildings are just your average skyscrapers full of offices. Sadly, even this world trade centre has suffered from a terrorist attack. It was in 1996.
The next morning, bright and early, found us on the road back to Colombo. Barely half an hour out of town, you will come across the Mlesna Tea Fortress to your left. This is an ultra modern shop selling one of the finest tea leaves of Sri Lanka. Set up in 1983, Mlesna sells top quality Sri Lanka lea leaves in specially designed packages. The shop itself is not very large but the range of products is exhaustive. Very fine porcelain and statues are also available. This is a fine place to pick up some exotic tea either for yourself or as a gift package. An added advantage is a free cup of fine tea. Next to this shop is a restaurant selling cakes, pastries and milk shakes. There is also another exclusive shop dealing with precious and semi-precious stones. The presence of a washroom upstairs is a bonus point.
This one is for the Golf enthusiasts, those seeking for golfing in our beautiful island will have the previledge of making use of the following clubs,
The Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) is another landmark place located in the heart of the city. Established in 1879, has the honor of being the 2nd Golf club in the world to receive the Royal Charter. The Royal Colombo Golf Club is the finest golf club in Sri Lanka. Being one of only two golf courses in the city provides a place for great relaxation. Brilliantly landscaped the 18-hole golf course is immaculately maintained.
Royal Colombo Golf Club
Address: Model Farm Road, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka
Telephone: 94-1 691 401
This club's history goes back to 1879. It features many water hazards starting with the first hole. At the 6th hole, golfers meet the Kelani Valley train which passes across the fairway.
Other Golf Clubs.
Victoria International Golf and Country Resort
E Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.victoriagolfclub.com
Opened in January 1999. Designed by Donald Steel & Company. Set in Sri Lanka's central mountains right on the shores of the Victoria Reservoir.
Nuwara Elliya Golf Club
Address: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Telephone: 522 835
At the base of Mount Pidurutalagala in the heart of tea country. At 1890' above sea level, it features fir lined fairways, bunkers and scenic surroundings. The 9th is an island green surrounded by bunkers. Water (rivers) come into play on 6 Holes.
Waters Edge Golf & Country Club
Holes : 18
Telephone : +94 112 863863
Host to nature, tranquility and a lifestyle, "WATERS EDGE" the newest leisure facility in Sri Lanka invites you to take a stroll through its 200 acre garden of meandering waterways.
If you wish to check what Colombo city is like, you can do a city tour, which will cover all the key places in the city as mentioned in my home page. You have the option of doing it with a car and driver from a tour company or on your own if you wish to compromise a bit on comfort. You will have a taste of the public transport and experience the trishaw rides in doing it by your self. It might be fun ! In a car you will be more secure and you may not waste to much of time it might just be more bit expensive than doing it on your own.
This was once the Dutch East India Company office and was built in the 17th century. It's right in the heart of the bazaar district which is very chaotic. The displays are mainly old furnitures from the Dutch period. The building itself is interesting although entrance to the place is pricey for what's actually on display inside.
there is about 3 newspapers 'the island''daily mirror' and 'daily news'
I prefer the island,is very interesting to see there world view about the american empire and the old colonial european countries
Not so much a place to eat and drink as a place to stand in awe: Here is one of the world's finest collections of cricketing memorabilia from the greatest players to have played the game across the globe. I was only in Colombo one night, and was told no cricket tour of Sri Lanka was complete without a trip here.
Right in the chaos of the Pettah district (the bazaar) lies this beautiful red brick mosque that towers over the merchant shops selling all sorts of wares.
This open building or pavilion was built to commemorate Sri Lanka's independence in 1948. There are some touts that hang out around the building. Just try to ignore them.
This is the closest hotel you can experience the Beach as you come to Colombo. Good food, good rooms...more
I contacted this hotel via their website to ask for a quote for a given dates that I was able to...more
the service was impecable to the last detail.A hotel that makes a home for you in a foreign place...more