Colombo remains the largest city and commercial capital and possesses many restaurants, bars, shops and places to see. Colombo still carrying remnants of colonization is filled with many-starred international hotels, shopping centers and is surprisingly westernized, yet with its own unmistakable Sri Lankan character. The commercial and political heart of Sri Lanka, it is a fascinating mix of old and new, with high-rise office blocks and hotels overshadowing red-tiled colonial-era buildings. Sprawling stretches of street markets overflow with high piled delicious fresh fruit and vegetables, colorful silks and cotton, and fragrant spices.
Places to see during the Colombo city tour
- Old Parliament building and Galleface green
- Independence square
- Gangarama temple
- New parliament & war memorial place
- Shopping complexes
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