10 Things To Do In Colombo, Sri Lanka

28 Jul 2014

1. Enjoy A City Tour

Hop on board the exciting open deck double decker of the Colombo City Tour to witness the charm of Colombo www.colombocitytours.com

2. Eat Some Seafood On Mt Lavinia Beach

Mt Lavinia is one of Colombo's more laidback suburbs filled with great seafood restaurants on the golden beach and is named after Lovinia, the gypsy dancing girl who had a secret romance with one of Sri Lanka's governors.

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3. Stay at the new OZO hotel for the rooftop views

The newly opened boutique hotel has Colombo's hottest rooftop bar and lounge, 'ON14'. The infinity swimming pool, 'Splash' on the 14th floor overlooks the Indian Ocean…

4. Indulge In A Massage At One Of Colombo's Spas

Featuring serene surroundings and expert masseurs trained in everything from Swedish to Shiatsu.

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5. Take In Some Art 

The Colombo National Museum has some terrific examples of ancient paintings, sculptures and sketches dating back to the 4th century BC, while if it's something contemporary you want, the city has a thriving arts scene, with many creative painters exhibiting in local galleries.

6. Visit A Temple 

The Gangarama Vihara is one of the most venerable temples in the country, decorated with wonderful brass work, stone carvings, and other Buddhist art. Also a place of learning, it houses a museum, complete with residential hall.

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7. Visit Dehiwala Zoological Garden

Beautifully landscaped 30 acres in which a rich collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and fishes live in harmony with Nature.

8. Sample The Nightlife

Colombo has a buzzing scene, with chill-out bars, casinos if you want to try your hand at roulette or baccarat, or cool clubs where you can party until dawn.

9. Eat Some Kothu Rotti

The quintessential Sri Lankan snack consists of sliced-up bits of rotti, expertly blended with your choice of chicken, beef, egg, onions, tomatoes and green chillies. Unmissable.

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10. Go For A Ride In A Trishaw

These motorised three-wheeled chariots are the backbone of Sri Lankan transport – just remember to hang on for dear life!

For more information on OZO, please visit www.ozohotels.com