Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Situated in Western province with many iconic places around the city.

However, with the strategic location of the harbour around East-West trade routes, the city is known for centuries by traders all around the world.

But 2015, Colombo ranked fastest-growing city in the world. There are many residential and commercial buildings all around the town.

Before your journey around Sri Lanka begins, try to have a walk around the Colombo. Because there are varieties of foods starting from the range of street foods to star class restaurants. As well as market places for authentic Sri Lankan crafts to things you need day-to-day.

Colombo city marketplace
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That will be interesting if you visit the Pettah market!

The place is like an all in one market place. You can find anything from the needle to clothing ornaments, as well as decorating items also vehicle parts. You will be surprised how cheap these items are. Yes, from all the way around the country, people came here to buy their things for a cheap price.

However, not only the Pettah market, there are a lot of different places around Colombo to see and enjoy.

Here are some places you can visit around the city.

  • National Museum of Sri Lanka
  • Galle Face Green
  • Viharamahadevi Park
  • Dutch hospital
  • Self Employee Market
  • Old City Hall
  • Gangaramaya Temple
  • Lotus Tower

Here is a short video of Colombo City you can watch. You can see the harbour and some buildings around the city.


Howdy, I’m Shamal. I’m a writer living in Sri Lanka. I am a fan of entrepreneurship, photography, and travel. I’m also interested in writing and yoga.

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