Western Province Things to Do

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Western Province Things to Do

  • Temples

    Colombo Things to Do

    In the Pettah area of Colombo is the famous Sea Street, home to three important Hindu Temples, the Ganeshan, the Old Kathiresan and the New Kathiresan. All have their intricately-carved and colourful gopurams (doorways). This street is also a business centre for many jewellery shops.

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  • Day Trip

    Colombo Things to Do

    St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, a branch of the Church of Scotland, earlier known as St. Andrew's Scots Kirk located in Princess Street, Fort, is the only Presbyterian Church in Sri Lanka. It opened its doors to worshippers on 21st. October, 1842. In 1906, it was shifted to its present location between the DFCC Bank and The Cinnamon Grand, close...

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  • Museums

    Colombo Things to Do

    In the centre of the bustling, noisy and marginally manic Pettah (market) area of Colombo stands the rather fine building you see in the main image which houses the Dutch Period Museum. It is a building with quite an interesting history and dates to the very late 17th century when it was constructed by the Dutch Governor of the area, a chap called...

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  • Zoo

    Colombo Things to Do

    I should preface this tip by saying that I love Asia and just about everything about it. It is the continent I have travelled most extensively in and, whilst I hope to visit other continents, I remain drawn here. I should also say that I do not particularly like zoos as I am inherently against the idea of wild animals being caged, often in...

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  • Galle Face Green

    Colombo Things to Do

    One of the major things to do in Colombo mentioned in my guidebook and on any travel website you care to go on is a visit to Galle Face Green, so I did. Now it is great to have a green space in the middle of any major city, and doubly so if it is beside the ocean but I really don't see what all the fuss is about nor why it is so popular. Certainly...

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  • Shopping

    Colombo Things to Do

    It is a very strange thing that generally speaking I hate shopping and yet I love markets, specifically those in Asia. My virtual Tourist pages are full of tips on them. I am not sure if it is the sights, smells (particularly delightful on this continent), sounds or just the general hubbub and sense of life about them but I never pass up the chance...

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  • Forts

    Colombo Things to Do

    Fort area, earlier known as Kolonthota, is the place the Portuguese landed in the early 16th century. They developed it and, to protect their economic interests, built a fort there in 1588. In 1656, the Dutch conquered this fort and established their sway over Colombo. In 1815, the British gained control over it and made it their administrative...

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  • Beaches

    Colombo Things to Do

    While the beaches within the city are not the best for swimming or playing, a large amount of people still enjoy walking along the boardwalks and taking in the sunsets. Particularly on the weekends, thousands of people spend the twilight hours wading in the waves, walking the beach, flying kites and ultimately watching the sun go behind the...

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  • Cinnamon Gardens - Viharamahadevi Park

    Colombo Things to Do

    The green space of Viharamahadevi Park isn't all it could be but it still represents one of the city's largest open recreational areas. There isn't much to do here apart from walk in the shade of the trees and soak up the ambience. In the middle of the day this is a favoured spot for people to spend their time sleeping out of the midday sun, which...

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  • Buddha

    Colombo Things to Do

    There are places and places to see in Sri Lanka but just about every place in Asia offers ruins, colonial cities, temples, and natural wonders. This puts a pilgrimage to Sri Pada, AKA Adam's Peak, in a class in itself. A huge footprint at the top of the mountain is said to be Adam's (say the Muslims), Buddha's (say the Buddhists), Siva's (say the...

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  • fishing in Sri Lanka

    If you are passionate about fishing you should have a good holiday, I never fish in the UK but I do in Sri Lanka. you can use lures and fancy gear but I get good results with prawns, they are cheap and they really attract the fish. There is an amazing variety of fish particularly in sheltered waters and offshore around the reefs, I caught a parrot...

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