Slave Island

Slave Island got its name from Sri Lanka’s colonial past, when mostly African slaves were brought to the island and made to reside here.

Sambodhi Chaithya

Sambodhi Chaithya is a Buddhist Temple with a very unique and interesting architecture. Located within the harbor of Colombo, it stands on a two diagonally intersecting concrete arches that are 11 stories (33m) tall.

Beddagana Wetland Park

Directly outside the main part of the Greater Colombo City, lie the suburbs of Rajagiriya and Ethul Kotte. The area was once the location of the Kotte Kingdom, centuries ago, and remains the seat of power with the country’s Parliament being located in the area.

Majestic City

Before the Arcade, before Crescat, there was Majestic City.The late ’90s kids who grew up here will remember a time when it was once the main shopping mall, alongside its contemporaries, Unity Plaza next-door, and Liberty Plaza in Kollupitiya – all really weird names if you think about it.

Dutch Museum

In the late 1600s the Dutch era had just started in Sri Lanka. The Dutch were proceeding to destroy all traces of Portuguese occupancy so that their presence would be indelibly established amongst the masses.

Khan Clock Tower

Guarding the entrance to this industrious zone is a century-old clock tower known as the Khan Clock Tower. The tower was built in the early 20th century by a Parsi family of the name Khan

The Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil

The Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil is situated just a few metres away from the St. Anthony’s Church. It’s easy to find thanks to its white walls and the occasional sound of the brass bell piercing the air.

Crow Island Beach Park

Crow Island Beach Park is developed as a public park in the recent past. It is next to the outfall of the Kelani River. The park is spread over a large area.

Sri Lanka Planetarium

The Planetarium is one of those places in Colombo that’s stayed more or less the same since 1965, give or take a bit of furniture revamping and their new website. The building still looks fantastic, the feeling you get when the lights dim is still exciting, most of the graphics are unfortunately still outdated, and the ticket is still just cheap.

Lotus Tower – Colombo

The design of this building is inspired by the Lotus flower. The lotus symbolizes purity within Sri Lankan culture and is also said to symbolize the country’s flourishing development.

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