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Level 8
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Solo
6/24/2014
Overall rating: 9
The accommodation: Great place to be, old & new architecture, mixed of traditions. very good people ,very friendly every way. good food. Great change for me.
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C.Perera
7/31/2013
Overall rating: 9
Surroundings and tours: If you really want to see Sri Lanka, only use Colombo as a jumping off point to other places in the country - to head to the beaches, the ruins, the mountains, etc. There are around 250 Hotels ready for instant reservation with secure online booking. Could find a tour guide from any travel agency who will cover every destination covered, including Colombo, Kandy, Negombo, Beruwela and Hikkaduwa.
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Sageeth
6/26/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Very confusing sometime. even with the map on hand . it is better to be aware of the road system of Colombo , if you are a newbie to the city. there are some new directions, one ways , routes due to the security system. Entertainment can be highly acceptable in Colombo. It is the sleepless city in sri lanka.
Not to be missed:
Meuseum
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galle face hotel
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parks
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Tharinda
6/12/2013
Overall rating: 10
Getting Around: Using Taxi, There are many types of taxis. Three wheel taxi is budget friendly. Walking is enjoyable in the city. The best way to transport is to visit on foot, and use buses on necessary.
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channa
4/30/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Good enough, getting grow up, transport should improve more then this.
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Level 15
4/10/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: I live in colombo & i'll tavel this roads.. sometimes there are some trafic in the roads.
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Prabhath Weerasiri
4/10/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Very complex for newer. One way road system is useful to minimised the traffic jam. New road direction boards are good thinking. Need pavments to improve the quality.
Not to be missed:
Meuseum
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galle face hotel
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zoo
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Nirosha Geeganage
3/8/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: All in all a good place for a quiet home or work place. Beware when it rains, coz it colombo 07 but roads do fills up with water very fast and roads become inaccessible.
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Level 14
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: If you have social experience about people then you can survive in Colombo. And you should be a very understanding person because lots of people are really helpful but there must be few people among them who are trying to make trouble on you.
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Level 9
1/27/2013
General opinion: There is a very important aspect of development of canals in Colombo which is now a eye sore could be developed into a "canal development programme" which will solve the following important aspects of peoples day to day living, water expenditre could be reeduced, entertainment and healthy life for those in Colombo.
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Level 9
12/30/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: Sri Lanka Colombo is a very enjoyable city affordable. Enjoy sea beaches. Supermarkets are available around. Taste the best food. Travelling is cheap. Plan your trip. Dolphin watching is new event. Just dip in the Unawatuna sea.
Not to be missed:
Kandy, Nuwaraeliya
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Sigiriya
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Wilpattuwa National Park
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Level 15
12/8/2012
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Nice tranditonal city, traffic is slow and dangerous roads in some area when driving out of the city. There is a safe pay road but it is not availabe in all the regions, they just started few years ago. Use those road when it is available, it will save time in your travel and meeting. You may not like food, however there are good hotels which offer variety of food.
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Kandy, Nuwaraeliya
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
Not to miss:  Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, churches the old parliament building, the zoo, museums, and art galleries.
Botanical Gardens
A visit to the Royal Botanical Garden Paradeniya near Kandy, Hakgala Gardens near Nuwara Eliya and Botanical Gardens Gampaha will pay rich dividends. To the botanist, this is indeed a land of plenty. The diversified climate allows for the growth of tropical as well as sub-tropical trees. The luxuriant undergrowth and tall majestic trees of the wet-zone tropical forest contrast with the arid scrub land and talipot palms of the dry north. ... More In the hills, vegetation varies from the almost treeless patnas of Horton Plains to the dark cloud forests, wreathed with the protected Old Man's Beard Moss. From March to May, numerous flowering trees such as the fiery Poincianan regia, the white Mesua ferrera and the cherry blossom-like Tebebuia burst into bloom and flowering orchids include endemic varieties such as the protected Vanda and Wesak Orchids. National emphasis has also been placed on the human-plant relationship: official recognition has been given to the Na Tree (Mesua nagassarium) and the BlueWater Lily (Nymphaea stellatac), as the national tree and flower respectively. Along the coast bordering estuaries and lagoons, are the mangrove habitats which provide sanctuary for the island's diverse coastal fishery resources.

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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Colombo, 700.000 inhabitants, is a fascinating city, not only for its comfortable blend of East and West, but also for its cosy mixture of past and present. It is the commercial capital of the country.
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Level 12
12/4/2012
Overall rating: 10
Not to miss: It's a great city for holidays and living as well! The city life is both upbeat and laidback. There's so much to do you will never be bored. Whether its shopping, partying or even taking a day off at a spa, colombo is a vacationer's paradise. You must visit it once at least!
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Level 9
12/4/2012
Overall rating: 8
Useful tips: Very enjoyable. People are very helpful. You can get anything very cheap. If you get a tuk tuk confirm the price first. And you better not travel by a meter taxi till you know the right root. Lot of tourists travel by bus now. Its very cheap and easy. But its not easy to travel by buses or train during rush hours. 7.00AM to 9.30 am 1.30 pm to 2.pm and do not try it 4pm to 7.00 pm. damn traffic
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Level 1
Ksudhsl
11/13/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: Lovely place to visit, respectable, helpful people. Graet places to see, reasonable prices, good quality clothig to buy, nice food, nice weather, developing pretty fast.
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Level 9
10/30/2012
Overall rating: 10
Useful tips: Difficult to live in this city and i think there is some risks to live.
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Level 1
Kithc
10/30/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Beautiful... Happenings all around... Spend a day for a cheap cost with supper facilities. After a 3 decades war, Colombo becoming most attractive city in South east Asia, I assume. And it will be one of the best towns in Asia. Plenty of good quality Motels and Hotels are available, Public transportation is at satisfactory level, and access to internet also is quite comfortable.
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Level 1
sanjaya
9/23/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Very nice, well, great, awsome
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