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One day in colombo - what to do

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uae
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One day in colombo - what to do

hi all we will have one free day in colombo on saturday - can you advise what we could do in that short time ...

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1. Re: One day in colombo - what to do

Hi there,

Is that your only day in Lanka or part of a bigger Lankan tour? In case of first, leave the town immediately for an outing to e.g. Kandy or Pinawela. In case of latter, well the city has some reasonable museums, lots of shopping, and nice (mostly seaside) colonial terraces like Galle Face hotel, Mount Lavinia or Barefoot.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

uae
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2. Re: One day in colombo - what to do

yes just the one day free the rest is work - so wondered what are the best sites to see in the city on a Saturday

thanks

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3. Re: One day in colombo - what to do

You can visit Gangaramaya buddist temple, Colombo museum, Dehiwala Zoo & mount lavinia beach at evening.

Gud Luck !

Shanika

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Dehiwala Zoo entrance fees for foreigners is a rip off.

Hans

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5. Re: One day in colombo - what to do

Well yes all are options, though esp. the zoo is quite dismal and nothing of interest for tourists. But my advice still stands,

"In case of first, leave the town immediately for an outing to e.g. Kandy or Pinawela."

as all of these sights show far more of the REAL Sri Lanka than Colombo. Sorry...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya] / parttime Colombo-suburb residents...

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6. Re: One day in colombo - what to do

hi there,

you can cover the entire Colombo city tour within the one day[dont worry :)]

addition to other folks mentioned here you can go to gall face green next to the gall face , addition to that there r lot of old British and dutch architectural design include some old church around the Colombo fort,

and finally dont forget to enjoy the colombo night life :)

sharon gunathilake

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7. Re: One day in colombo - what to do

Hi

One day in Colombo is worth for shopping in the city of Colombo and additional you can visit National Museum.

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8. Re: One day in colombo - what to do

I am on transit in colombo the previous night and flight is next day at 6 .30 pm is there anything I can do and get some gems shopping done? please advise

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9. Re: One day in colombo - what to do

I'm with Eric!

Get out of Colombo! None of the Colombo things mentioned will leave you thinking you had a great day.

Archi

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10. Re: One day in colombo - what to do

Having been in Colombo recently as a tourist , I'd an almost perfect day doing the following "

Beira Lake - Geoffrey Bawa Buddhist pavilion- very beatiful

Gangaramaya Buddhist temple - couple of hours

Tuk tuk to Pettah Market, look round the Dutch Museum

Wander round the Fort area heading for Galle Face

Galle Face - enjoy the beautiful sunset and the crowds relaxing , flying kites - have a beverage or an ice cream