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Day Tour Colombo

Colombo

Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million,and 752,993 in the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination.

The Galle Face Green is a 5 ha (12 acres) ocean-side urban park, which stretches for 500 m (1,600 ft) along the coast, in the heart of the financial and business capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. The promenade was initially laid out in 1859 by Governor Sir Henry George Ward, although the original Galle Face Green extended over a much larger area than is seen today. The Galle Face Green was initially used for horse racing and as a golf course, but was also used for cricket, polo, football, tennis and rugby.

The Pettah Market also called manning market is an open market in the suburb of Pettah in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The entrance to the Pettah Market is marked formally by a tall monument in the centre of a roundabout, known as the Khan Clock Tower which was built by the family of Framjee Bhickajee Khan, an eminent Parsi family from Bombay who used to have substantial business interests in the country and who also owned the Colombo Oil Mills.

Most of the businesses in Pettah are dominated by Muslim who specialize in trading of goods and the Tamil people who have migrated from India traders who specialize in gold and jewelry shops. At the end of pettah is sea street which is Sri Lanka s gold market where people all around Sri Lanka come to purchase jewellery . It is a long street of jewellery shops with hundreads of shops next to one another. There are also some jewellery shops in main street gaspa junction.

The most recognizable building in the Pettah market is the candy-striped Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque (also known as The Red Mosque) which was built in 1909.
v The Old Colombo Dutch Hospital (known as The Dutch Hospital ) is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort area dating back to the Dutch colonial era in Sri Lanka. It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct.

Built as a hospital by the Dutch, it has been used for several different purposes, over the years. It is believed to have existed since 1681, as recorded by German Christoper Schweitzer. The Dutch established the Colombo hospital to look after the health of the officers and other staff serving under the Dutch East India Company. The hospital's close proximity to the harbour allowed it to serve Dutch seafarers.

Attractions

• Meet our Company representative (Driver or Guide)
• Start the Tour
• Visit the National Zoo logical Garden
• Visit the Gangarama Temple
• Visit the National Museum
• Visit the Independent Square
• Old Parliament and Galle face Gree
• Visit the Fort and Pettah Towns
• Colombo City Shopping
• Drive back to Hotel or Airport

Included with

• Pick and Drop off to selected hotel or Airport
• Clean and Air-Condition Luxury Private Tourist Vehicle ( Japanese Car or Mini Van)
• Private Tourist Driver or Guide
• Entry Fee at the Visiting sites
• Mineral water bottle through the tour
• Service Charge