Colombo Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city, cosmopolitan and filled with many-starred international hotels, shopping centers and surprisingly westernized, yet with its own unmistakable Sri Lankan character.
Colombo, the commercial and political heart of Sri Lanka is a fascinating mix of old and new, with a central cluster of high-rise office blocks and hotels overshadowing red-tiled colonial-era buildings and sprawling street markets which overflow with high piled fruit and vegetables, colourful silks and cottons, and deliciously fragrant spices.
The colourful street markets, colonial-era buildings, museums and galleries, churches, mosques and temples of Colombo can easily be explored on foot, by tuk-tuk or public transport.
The suburb Mount Lavinia is well known for its beach since the colonial time. The sea is a safe and popular bathing spot. Its clean sandy beaches are jutting into the waters of the Indian Ocean with softest sand and the calm and clear water.
Mount Lavinia offers a broad range of hotels, guesthouses and serviced apartments.
Colombo, Sri Lanka is located 32 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 0 km from Colombo.
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