Colombo Things to Do

  • Tap House, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    Tap House, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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  • Tap House, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    Tap House, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    by planxty
  • Tap House, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    Tap House, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    by planxty

Most Viewed Things to Do in Colombo

  • 1. Temples

    This buddhist temple is a very imporatnt temple and it holds incredible wealth. The architecture is a mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian and Chinese. Inside the temple is an extensive museum and library...

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  • 2. Day Trip

    As Treshi described, Apegama seems most interesting (better to start your trip than the old smelly zoo with its sad animals) Apparently the website is not apegama.lk but .com now. And it seems the...

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  • 3. Museums

    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...

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  • 4. Forts

    4 out of 5 stars

    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,...

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  • 5. Beaches

    Although this is treacherous for swimming they have built some man made reefs which provide some shelter from the waves and you can swim. The beach is so long that you would have to set out in the...

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  • 6. Zoo

    3 out of 5 stars

    The one thing that immediately put me off was the price, 2500 rupees compared to locals paying 50, a big discrepancy. At least they provide a map and numbers posted help you get around to see...

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  • 7. Cinnamon Gardens - Viharamahadevi Park

    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...

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  • 8. Galle Face Green

    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...

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  • 9. Buddha

    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...

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  • 10. Shopping

    I've been to Colombo on 2 occassions . Right now I am just gonna tell you something about shopping in Colombo. It is a very diverse City multicultural and the locals are so friendly , warm and...

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  • 11. Sanota Walkers

    5 out of 5 stars

    We were pleased with this Sanota Walkers travel company and would recommend them to others. We stayed at nice places that were varied enough to be interesting. they organized Entrance Charges, Hotels...

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  • 12. Sembuwatta

    'Sembuwatta' is a beautiful location which situated Between Matale and Kandy cities in Srilanka. This place is like a leisure park.the park has a beautiful lake in center and covered with grass...

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  • 13. Tap into the Tap House.

    I had spent a pleasant evening in the Taproom bar in the Dutch Hospital complex on my first trip to Sri Lanka in 2014 and, like so much else, had lamentably not...

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  • 14. Not quite the top of the world.

    I have mentioned on various other pages on Sri Lanka about the legal requirement to close premises serving alcohol between the hours of 1400 and 1700 although...

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  • 15. A wonderful find, seek it out.

    I have mentioned already that whilst there is a drinking culture in Sri Lanka, they certainly don't make it overly easy for the traveller and you have to really...

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  • 16. A bit of an institution.

    I had heard and read much about the very famous Colombo Cricket Club Cafe situated near Galle Face in the centre of the city and yet in three months in the...

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  • 17. Don't let appearances fool you.

    On my first day in Colombo, I was killing time waiting for a train and fancied a beer. A cut and paste from my blog here will prevent duplication of effort."Not...

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  • 18. I can only speak as I find.

    I have had occasion to use the Railway Tourist Information Centre several times and have found them to be unfailingly courteous and the suppliers of accurate...

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  • 19. Quite plain but interesting.

    You really have to seek out St. Peter's Church in the |Fort area of Colombo as it is quite difficult to find. It is, understandably in Church Street sandwiched...

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  • 20. You could easily miss this.

    I was walking along Bodhiraja Mawatha, Colombo and was watching my footing which is always necessary here as well as trying to dodge the traffic on the frequent...

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  • 21. Memorial to a remarkable man.

    Standing proudly outside the Fort Railway station and on a road that bears his name is a rather fine gold painted statue in memory of quite a remarkable man,...

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  • 22. I didn't know it was posh!

    I had been mooching about the Fort area and had indeed walked all the way in from Wellewatta which is a fair old hike and I fancied a beer. No surprise there. I...

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  • 23. Shine a light, what time is it?

    The structure you see in the image here is an unusual and a very long-standing structure right in the middle of the Fort area of Colombo which has long been the...

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  • 24. I just didn't like it.

    This tip concerns a very popular bar / restaurant in the centre of Colombo which I visited one afternoon. I am generally a little wary of foreign themed bars as...

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  • 25. A very fine bar.

    I have mentioned elsewhere in my Colombo and Sri Lankan tips about the difficulty of finding a decent bar to have a beer in as they just do not seem to exist,...

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