Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is the gateway to Sri Lanka. Having served as the Sri Lankan capital for a long time, the place has number of historically important places. Nature has showered scenic beauty on the place and with the modern times new means of entertainment have come in Colombo. All these combined Columbo makes a good place for passing your vacations. So pack your bags for the commercial and political heart of Sri Lanka is waiting for you.
Don’t visit to Colombo for mall style shopping. Colombo offers wide range of handicrafts and other items on sale. Government-run ‘Laksala’ emporium is one of the best places to buy handicrafts like batik, lacquerware, handloom cloth, painted wooden masks etc. In addition, there are the Handloom Emporium, the Sri Lanka Handloom Emporium and the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Exchange. Daily use chores -including some excellent spices, teas and fruit flavoured teas, spices, ceramics and clothing can be purchased at Liberty Plaza, Colombo’s main shopping district. One can purchase plenty of imported goods in Colombo for it is a free trade zone.
|How do I get there?|
Colombo has Sri Lanka’s only international airport Kattunayake. Almost all international tourists to Sri Lanka come via Colombo. From the airport, regular buses are available to Colombo city (every 15 to 30 minutes, not in night). The buses would carry you to one of the main stations of Colombo. For picking a cab, try the’fixed-price’ ticket system taxi counter at the airport. That way you would not have to do bargaining.
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