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Travel Guide of Colombo in Sri Lanka by Influencers

Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka, is the capital of this beautiful Asian island. Although it has not always held this distinction, it has traditionally been regarded as the financial and economic centre of the country, due to its status as a port. Today, it is full of huge, modern buildings, including its own World Trade Center. Strolling through its narrow streets, one can discover traces of its colonial past. One of the city's main attractions is the Negombo Fortress, built by the Dutch in 1644. Here you can see the original gateway, the clock tower, which used to welcome visitors, the ramparts and the cellars which used to be used as weapons shops. Do not leave without seeing the sacred Anuraghapura tree, which was planted by King Valagamba. The Queen's House is another of the wonders of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo. This complex of colonial buildings houses the official residence of the President of the Republic of Sri Lanka. You can imagine when the island was under the rule of the Portuguese, Dutch and British. The Pettah Bazaar is also one of the most interesting tourist attractions in the city. Here you will find shops and stalls where you can make all kinds of purchases. From local delicacies to gems and silver. Don't forget to take a leisurely stroll along Galle Face Green, the waterfront promenade of Colombo, Sri Lanka, where you can relax and watch the sea and sky converge on the horizon. Finally, if you want to delve deeper into the country's history, head to the National Museum, which offers a large collection of artefacts from different eras that will give you an insight into the past of this beautiful island.

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Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens

  34.6 km (21.5 miles) away from Colombo

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