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Colombo Travel Guide  

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37 km2
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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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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : 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... more 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. 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.
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : 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... more 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
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : All is well if you are able to watch your step, control your budget, have decent fun and behave. Stick to the rules think of your safety. Dont mess with the wrong guys or girls, see the nice things and... more your are sure to realise what a place Colombo is. Compared to Chennai (India) this is Heaven talking of the City or People in it.
Not to be missed Nightclubs , Dehiwala Zoo , Best Beaches close to Colombo
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : 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... more Asia. Plenty of good quality Motels and Hotels are available, Public transportation is at satisfactory level, and access to internet also is quite comfortable.
Level 17     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 5
Overall Guide : Always use a guide book rather than asking from anyone about places. There are locally printed pocket books for sale in book shops which gives you the important places and how to get there including the public transportation root number,... more time of trains, important telephone numbers, police stations etc. Those books are updated annually.
Not to be missed galle face hotel , colombo musioum , gangarama bhuddhist temple
Level 15     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends, Solo, Family
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : 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... more 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.
Not to be missed Galle Face Green , National Museum of Natural History , Kandy, Nuwaraeliya
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : 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... more 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 , galle face hotel , parks
Level 12     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : 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... more spa, colombo is a vacationer's paradise. You must visit it once at least!
Not to be missed Mount Lavinia , Barefoot , Gallery Café
Level 9     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 0
Overall Guide : 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... more expenditre could be reeduced, entertainment and healthy life for those in Colombo.
sidath costa
Level 14     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : 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... more make trouble on you.
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