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By Lek Boonlert Subscribe to RSS | November 28th 2011 | Views:

Colombo is the largest city and former capital of Sri Lanka. An attractive amalgam of old and new, its charm is captivating both as a modern city and one steeped in history. Using to book your stay at Colombo hotels, you will find yourself in the heart of Colombo, anxious to discover the nooks and crannies of this unique city.

Sign up for a three hour sightseeing tour of Colombo that takes you to the Fort city centre, where many of the better shops and restaurants are found. It also goes to Cinnamon Gardens where in 1789, 232 acres were planted with cinnamon trees. The cinnamon trade between Europe and Sri Lanka dates back to the days of the Roman Empire. The tour will also take you to the busy oriental bazaar at Pettah where streets are lined with shops and stalls offering the most fantastic bargains and incredible range of goods.

If you have an hour to kill, take a tour of the Colombo National Museum. Opened in 1877, the museum is known for its collection of Sinhalese art carvings and sculptures and antique furniture. The museum also features more than 4,000 palm leaf manuscripts and both ancient and medieval jewellry.

Next to the museum, is Viharamahadevi Park, which is renowned for its flowering trees, water channels and majestic fountains.

Tours are cheap and many sites are within walking distance of each other. Colombo, Sri Lanka, lies at your feet, waiting to fascinate you with its many wonders.

Lek Boonlert - About Author:
Lek Boonlert is an editor and content reviewer at DirectRooms and is responsible for all Cheap Colombo Hotels content.

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