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Colombo - A travel report by suja
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Colombo,  Sri Lanka - flag Sri Lanka -  Western
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Colombo heart of the country....

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.The Official languages are Sinhala and Tamil. However, English is widely used as a medium of communication in commercial circles.Colombo is a natural harbor. The city of Colombo was known to Arab, Chinese and Roman traders over 2000 years ago.


Summer: Max - 87.8°F (31°C) | Min - 71.6°F(22°C)
Winter: Max - 84.2°F (29°C) | Min - 68°F(20°C)
Sri Lanka has a Democratic Government,
with an Executive President and a
Parliament elected by the people.
Pettah is a major shopping district in Colombo. The Pettah is recognized with busy and bustling streets. The Pettah has a large monument known as the Khan Clock erected in 1923 in the memory of Grandee Franjee Bhikkajee Khan. You can find hundreds of shops and street stalls which offer an amazing range of goods at the most incredible bargains.

Favourite spots:
Excel World Entertainment Park, Vihara Mahadevi Park, Zoological Gardens, Barefoot Gallery, Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Centre, The Dutch Period Museum, Colombo National Museum, Sapumal Foundation.

What's really great:
Dehiwala Zoo, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Fort of Colombo, Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Parliament Building, St Lucia's Cathedral.

Accommodations:
Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo
Galle Face Hotel Colombo

Published on Thursday April 1th, 2010


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Thu, Apr 01 2010 - 04:21 AM rating by rangutan

"Travel Reports" should cosstist mainly of personal experiences. This info should rather be at: http://www.globosapiens.net/sri-lanka-travel/Western/Colombo.html

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