Things to do in Colombo

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    Galle Face Green

    Galle Face Green

    Ranked #1 overall in Colombo things to do
    8.79 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyBackpackersFamilies

    A mixture of a promenade and beach with views of Colombo stretching for a few hundred metres. This area is always filled with people who are either taking a stroll ...

  • 2
    Laxapana Falls

    Laxapana Falls

    10.01 review
    Outdoors, Waterfall
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventure

    Laxapana Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka. Hidden deep in the jungle, you have the option of hiking up the mountain for views at the ...

  • 3
    Bopath Ella Waterfall

    Bopath Ella Waterfall

    10.01 review
    Outdoors, Waterfall
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsy

    Bopath Ella is one of the most iconic waterfalls in Sri Lanka. And due to its location and the rainfall it receives each year, the water is always guaranteed to ...

  • 4
    Red Masjid

    Red Masjid

    10.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Mosque
    Popular withAdventureSpiritualHistory

    If you're in Colombo, this mosque won't be hard to miss. With its candy cane stripped exterior, you might begin to think you've stepped into a game of CandyLand. The ...

  • 5
    Gangaramaya Temple

    Gangaramaya Temple

    Ranked #2 overall in Colombo things to do
    8.67 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Temple
    Popular withSpiritualHistoryWellness
  • 6
    Viharamahadevi Park

    Viharamahadevi Park

    Ranked #3 overall in Colombo things to do
    9.25 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyGreenFamilies

    A relatively large green space by Colombo standards, although that isn't saying much. I do like how clean locals keep the place, however, and how a dedicated bike lane is ...

  • 7
    Pigeon Island National Park

    Pigeon Island National Park

    10.01 review
    Outdoors, Snorkelling, Park
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyBackpackers

    An underwater wonderland for amazing snorkeling! Pigeon Island is one of two marine parks in Sri Lanka. The park gets its name from a small rock that attracts flocks of ...

  • 8
    Seema Malaka Temple

    Seema Malaka Temple

    Ranked #4 overall in Colombo things to do
    8.54 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Entertainment
    Popular withSpiritualWellnessSolo Female

    This temple is within Beira Lake, so if you're confused about where to find it based on its map location, that's why. Not really as impressive as many other temples ...

  • 9
    Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

    Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

    Ranked #6 overall in Colombo things to do
    8.04 reviews
    Shopping, Mall
    Popular withFoodiesHistoryFamilies

    A nice outdoor shopping center, The Dutch Fort is cute. It's very much a tourist trap, however, with overpriced goods and an environment tailored for those that are a bit ...

  • 10
    Verandah Bar, Galle Face Hotel

    Verandah Bar, Galle Face Hotel

    Ranked #5 overall in Colombo things to do
    10.03 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Hotel Bar
    Popular withSolo FemaleHipstersLuxury

    Located in the open air barely 50m from the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean, the Verandah Bar at the lovely Galle Face Hotel is probably the nicest place to ...

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