Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Colombo

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Colombo

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  • ozsand
    Sydney, Australia51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful experience to visit this temple . So much history and all the artefacts that have been collected leaves you in amazement . Beautiful wooden roofed building that houses a museum. Well with visiting
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Kekin2011
    Mumbai, India303 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were here on an early Saturday morning. It was quite busy but in a good way. People were walking, exercising and sunbathing as well. Our hotel, Berjaya was right beside the beach and we had an over-bridge to reach the beach from our hotel (there was a train track under the bridge). There were a few restaurants that were literally on the beach itself.

    It's a fairly long beach. There were some watersports activities happening. I remember jet skiing. Although, we didn't do any.
    Written 31 January 2021
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    During our tuktuk tour, we briefly stopped here to take some pictures. It was quite hot, like 90 degrees when we visited, so just a brief visit here. Will try visit again late in the pm to enjoy its views and ambience.
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • oldiesontherun
    Norfolk212 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A trip to this museum was part of a complimentary tour from our hotel. There was lots to see there but there were lots of staircases.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff here are quite restrict about enforcing the dress code and no shoe policy here. From the parking lot, we were approached by 3 different men telling us to remove our shoes. At this time it was about 12:30 p.m. and ground was quite hot.

    I quickly took pictures of the exteriors of the temples and its gate, fancy/artistic carvings there. We thanked the staff and decided to visit it again in the early morning to ensure that our bare feet don’t get burned.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located near the Lotus Tower, we visited this Hindu Temple next. Like any Hidu temples, we were asked to take off our shoes as soon as we entered the compound. I thought we would only take off our shoes when we enter inside the temples.

    We hurriedly took some pictures here and left. The ground is rough and hot for us to take off our shoes outside of the temples.
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • Maximilian
    Hong Kong, China297 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque is a stunning architectural marvel, offering an awe-inspiring glimpse into spiritual and cultural richness. The intricate design and vibrant colors of the mosque make it a must-visit. However, the experience was slightly marred by unclear information regarding opening hours, causing some confusion during the visit. A clearer schedule would enhance the visitor experience significantly.
    Written 19 December 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    After visiting the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, we visited this attraction. There is a statue here infront of an old structure with beautiful mouldings. Some locals were noted chilling out here. Another big white building is in the vicinity, perhaps the Assembly Hall. Took several photos here and enjoyed our visit.

    Accross from the above structures is a wide open field where locals are practising their games.
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • Mel S
    Bristol, UK31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place if you want some quiet reflection. Full of dating couples so romance in the air. Very well maintained park. Easy to park as well
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I addition to visting temples and mosques, we also visited some Catholic Churches in Colombo.This was one of them. There were two policemen who checked our bags before entering the church. I guessed this was a precautionary measure against any future bomb attack of this church.

    There are some scalfoldings inside the church to what appeared to be repairing stained glass windows. Briefly said our prayers here before leaving.
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived by train and went to this street market from the railway station. It was a bit shocking for me at first. Noise, heavy traffic, hot (35 degrees) and lots of different things. It was chaotic, but later we found a calmer part. I think it’s an interesting local experience and everything is cheaper than the hotel shops.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Michael Morris
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited this temple an hour before sunset to catch the last light of day reflecting off the golden Buddha statues. The views of the city across the water are wonderful and the environment is perfect for meditation.
    Written 19 November 2021
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having visited several religous sites during the TukTuk Tour and alreay feeling hot and tired,
    I was turned off when sevral staff approached us as we got off our tuktuk. They insisted that we take off our shoes as we walked towards the temples. The ground was hot and I did not feel like walking barefoot all the way to the entrance of the temples and their interiors.

    I briefly took pictures of the exteriors of the temples, the gate, etc. and left in a hurry. Perhaps, I’ll visit it again in the early morning and set my mind about walking barefoot. May be NOT.
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I noted the presence of both the new and old parts of Colombo here: For the old parts, there are the Clock Tower, the Memorial, etc. For the new ones, there are the modern commercial buildings such as the Twin Towers Banks and Government Offices.

    I enjoyed my visit here. Highly recommended to visit it!
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • CHANDAN MAJUMDER
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the place where the president of Sri Lanka address on the Independence day. It is open on all days. The is also a museum which is currently closed due to covid. The entrance fee is free for all but I think there is a fee to enter the museum.
    Written 27 December 2021
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