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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Colombo

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Historical Places in Colombo

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    Visit Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, a Buddhist temple complex noted for its eclectic architecture, a blend of modern, Sri Lankan, Chi
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    View an extensive display of wildlife at National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, home to 3,000 individual animals representing 310 differen
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    Rising elegantly from the rippling surface of Lake Beira, Seema Malakaya Temple spreads across three raised platforms in the lake, connected
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    Colombo Fort , Colombo
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    Stroll around the old commercial and administrative heart of the city, Colombo Fort. Attractions in the area include the president's house, g
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    Kalutara Bodhiya , Kalutara
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    Standing near a sacred Bodhi tree, Kalutara Bodhiya ranks among Sri Lanka's most revered Buddhist sites. The temple has experienced quite a t
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    Where to stay in Colombo

    Despite its relatively low cost of living, Colombo accommodations tend to be fairly pricey. Close to the sea and the lake, as well as near the city's parks and the plazas, hotels come in the form of old colonial buildings and ultra-modern high rises, with a decent selection of each to choose from. Budget-conscious travelers should pay attention to the short rental options in the town's more residential areas, or look for the smattering of simple, but serviceable options close to the main train stations, and on the side streets set back from the waterfront.
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