Colombo, Sri Lanka in One Day

Sri Lanka, Colombo Guide (B): Colombo, Sri Lanka in One Day

After having experienced the beaches in the south of Cambodia and the incredible mountainous forests of Dambulla, I think I can safely say that you should get out of Colombo as quickly as possible. Everything there is to do there can be condensed into one convenient day of sightseeing, eating and drinking. Here is how to do Colombo in one day before you head off and see the rest of Sri Lanka.

Unless you’re spending three weeks in Sri Lanka, you really don’t need to dedicate more than one day to its underwhelming capital. It’s a big city with absolutely nothing special about it. There are three or four nice places to visit before you start to consider whether you should visit the virtual reality center at the mall across the street. Considering the fact that the rest of the country is brimming with untouched natural beauty, wasting additional time in Colombo is really criminal unless you love half-constructed high rises and tons of traffic.

Colombo is very advanced with regards to transportation. You don’t have to worry about buses or haggling with tuk tuk drivers. Uber and Pick Me provide convenient app-requested tuk tuk and car rides all over the city sometimes for less than $1. If you have a good idea of where you want to go, you can knock everything out by requesting an Uber Tuk to your next destination. It saves you a lot of time walking around a hot big city competing with cars and buses for street space. It’s one of the most hassle-free cities in Southeast Asia for sightseeing I’ve ever visited. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Colombo, Sri Lanka in One Day
Guide Location: Sri Lanka » Colombo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Gangaramaya Temple   Seema Malakaya   Gangaramaya Park   Galle Face Green   Pettah area   Red Masjid mosque   Viharamahadevi Park   Buddha statue   Town Hall   National Museum   Park Street Mews   Independence Square   Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devsthanam Kovil   Lotus Tower   Upali’s   The Sizzle  
Author: Ana Montano
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