The largest city of the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka, Colombo is also the capital of the nation. In city has served as a significant port in the silk route and later as the colonial settlement. Today the city has its landscape is studded with colonial buildings and towering shopping malls. Accompanying them are religious landmarks like Gangaramaya Buddhist temple, Jami-UL-Alfar mosque and Wolvendaal Church. A blend of people of varied ethnicities comprises the population of the city.
Galle Face Green is an urban park at facing the ocean and is a popular tourist attraction in Colombo. Apart from religious sites the city also boasts the National Museum of Colombo which is the biggest museum in Sri Lanka. The museum is home to the throne and other artefacts of ancient rulers of the land. A must do thing in this city is to is to visit The Pettah market, which has a series of bustling open-air bazaars. In the same neighbourhood is the Pettah floating market which has around 92 stalls floating on the Beira Lake. The Beira Lake is situated at the heart of the Colombo city and is connected to many canals enabling easy transportation of good through within and outside the city. The Viharamahadevi Park is the oldest parks in Colombo and has a huge statue of Buddha.
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