Things To Do or What To See in Colombo – Part 2

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Things To Do or What To See in Colombo. Travel today to Colombo and here is the best places to see and things to do in Colombo. Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper. It is the financial center of the island and a tourist destination.

22. Dehiwala Zoological Garden

Dehiwala Zoological Garden

National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka is a zoological garden in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, founded in 1936. Its sprawling areas are host to a variety of animals and birds. The zoo exhibits animals but also places an emphasis on animal conservation and welfare, and education.

23. Red Masjid

Landmark mosque constructed in 1908, known for its distinctive red & white patterned facade.

Red Masjid

24. Diyatha Uyana

Diyatha Uyana

Diyatha Uyana is a located at Polduwa junction, Battaramulla near the Waters Edge Hotel. The park has been constructed on a marshy land on the banks of the Diyawanna Oya. It sits between the Parliament Complex and the Diyawanna Oya at the Polduwa junction.

25. Excel World Entertainment Park

Amusement park with rides, video games, bowling, a pool lounge & laser tag, plus a food court.

Excel World Entertainment Park

26. Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil

Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil

27. Colombo Lighthouse

Colombo Lighthouse is a Lighthouse in Colombo in Sri Lanka and it is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. It is located at Galbokka Point south of the Port of Colombo on the waterfront along the marine drive, in Colombo fort.

Colombo Lighthouse

28. Sambodhi Chaithya

Sambodhi Chaithya

Sambodhi Chaithya is a stupa, a Buddhist shrine, built with reinforced concrete. The stupa is located in Colombo Harbour, Sri Lanka. It was designed by renowned Sri Lankan engineer A. N. S.

29. National Art Gallery

The National Art Gallery in Colombo, Sri Lanka is the country’s first national art gallery. The gallery is located in Cinnamon Gardens near the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Viharamahadevi Park, the National Museum of Colombo, the Town Hall, Colombo and Colombo Public Library.

National Art Gallery

30. Independence Memorial Museum

Independence Memorial Museum

Independence Memorial Museum in Colombo, Sri Lanka is located in the basement of the Independence Memorial Hall, Independence Square in the Cinnamon Gardens. It is maintained by the Department of National Museum.

31. Beddagana Wetland Park

Peaceful natural area with walking paths through the wetlands & abundant bird life.

Beddagana Wetland Park

32. Colombo Port Maritime Museum

Colombo Port Maritime Museum

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority Maritime Museum, commonly known as the Colombo Maritime Museum, is located at 19 Chaithya Road, Colombo, adjacent to the Colombo Port. The museum is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

33. Gangaramaya Park

Tranquil green space featuring a lake with ducks & other bird species, plus swan-boat rentals.

Gangaramaya Park

34. Kayman’s Gate

Kayman's Gate

Kayman’s Gate was an entrance to the former Colombo Fort located at the foot of the Wolvendaal Hill in the Pettah district of Colombo, Sri Lanka. A historic free-standing bell tower still stands at the site, now at the intersection of Main and 4th Cross Streets.

35. The Central Point – Economic History Museum

Exhibits on the economy & currency of Sri Lanka, with a collection of ancient & foreign coins.

The Central Point - Economic History Museum

36. All Saints’ Church – Borella

The Central Point - Economic History Museum

All Saints’ Church is a Catholic church located in Borella, Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is administered by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo and belongs to the Borella parish. It stands out among other churches in Sri Lanka for its magnificent Gothic architecture.

37. Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil

Historic stone Hindu temple with intricate carvings, sculptures & colorful shrines.

Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil

38. Diyawanna Lake

Diyawanna Lake

Diyawanna Lake or Parliament Lake, is one of the lakes within Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka. It is quite popular as the Sri Lankan Parliament Building was built on an artificial island at the center of the lake. The Diyatha Uyana park is also located on the banks of this lake.

39. Sri Lanka Planetarium

Sri Lanka Planetarium is a public planetarium located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is the first and only planetarium in the country and maintained as an institute under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research.

Sri Lanka Planetarium

40. Mount Lavinia Beach

Mount Lavinia Beach

Scenic beach offering a stretch of sand, waves, lifeguards, hotels & nearby restaurants.

41. Colombo Harbour

Colombo Harbour

42. Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya

Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya

Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Bellanwila, Colombo District, Sri Lanka.

43. Water World Lanka

Aquatic park with underwater tunnels, tanks & ponds, plus exotic birds & educational programs.

Water World Lanka

44. Archaeology Museum Kotte

Archaeology Museum Kotte

Kotte Museum is an archaeological Museum in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka. It is located at Bangala junction in Ethul Kotte, on the Borella-Pitakotte main road. The museum serves as the regional museum for Western Province of the country and is maintained by Archaeological department of Sri Lanka.

45. Diyasaru Park, Thalawathugoda

Diyasaru Park, is 60 acre urban wetland park located in Thalawathugoda area of Sri Jayawardanapura, Colombo District, Sri Lanka. It comprises a range of wetland habitats such as marshes, flooded woodlands, lakes, and ponds. It is governed by Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation.

Things To Do or What To See in Colombo

46. Ape Gama

Ape Gama

Living heritage museum & events venue with rustic village houses & handicrafts on sale.

47. Jana Kala Kendraya

Charming village featuring traditional clay huts & folk art vendors in a serene, grassy setting.

Jana Kala Kendraya

48. Sri Lanka Air Force Museum

Sri Lanka Air Force Museum

The Sri Lanka Air Force Museum is the museum of the Sri Lanka Air Force, and its predecessor, the Royal Ceylon Air Force. Open to the public, the museum is at the SLAF Ratmalana and is maintained by the Sri Lanka Air Force.

49. Sri Lankan Parliament Building

The Sri Lankan Parliament Complex is a public building and landmark that houses the Parliament of Sri Lanka. Situated in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the administrative capital, it is built on an island, surrounded by the Diyawanna Oya. It was designed by Deshamanya Geoffrey Bawa.

Sri Lankan Parliament Building

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