Colombo – A City of Surprises

Colombo – A City of Surprises, Colombo, Sri Lanka (B)

I’m not sure what I expected to find in Colombo, but the reality certainly didn’t match it. While we had flown into Colombo two weeks prior, we hadn’t actually gone into the city centre. So after two weeks in the country we had our first experience in the capital. I was struck by how vibrant and modern Colombo is.

We stayed at the Kingsbury Hotel and after a mix up with our accommodation (them thinking we were arriving the day before, us showing them the itinerary from Amaya Lakes that clearly showed we should have been expected that day) we were upgraded to a suite – what a fabulous way to end our holiday.

The suite had views over the ocean from every angle – even from the spa bath. It was stunning. But we weren’t there to spend all our time in the hotel.

Our first full day in Colombo coincided with Good Friday and while Sri Lanka is largely Hindu, it was a public holiday there also, which meant it was a perfect day for a driving tour of the city – no traffic. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Colombo – A City of Surprises
Guide Location: Sri Lanka » Colombo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Diane Squires
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kingsbury Hotel
  • Independence Memorial Hall
  • Galle Face Green
  • Pettah markets
  • National Museum