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Best things to do in Western Province

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“Artefacts from the early history of Sri Lanka mostly Buddhist culture are exhibited.”
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Park
“Beautiful National park with an Open Theatre. Great place to relax or walk around.”
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Asian Restaurant
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“The National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala – more commonly called Colombo Zoo – has a long history. In the early years of the 20th century, John Hagenbeck, brother of the famous animal trainer, Carl Hagenbeck had established the Ceylon Zoological Gardens as a company at Dehiwala. The 11-acre plot of land was used by the Hagenbecks as a collecting depot for captured wild animals destined for the Zoos of Europe. However, the company was bankrupt in 1936 and was purchased by the Government. Initially the Zoo came under the purview of the Government Agent of Colombo and was headed by a Superintendent. When it was made an autonomous department in 1946, the main aim was to satisfy people’s curiosity and thus the Zoo was more focused on entertainment rather than conservation.”
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Park
“Beautiful and serene places. Churches and Temples in Kotte. And get an experience with the elephants in the temple - kotte.”
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Clothing Store
“Retail store open daily from 10am-9pm, within walking distance with restaurants as well”
21local recommendations
Buddhist Temple
“You can see lots of lord Buddha's statues and historical things, In this temple”
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Buddhist Temple
“The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, seven miles from Colombo. The Chief Incumbent (Chief Priest) is Venerable Professor Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhitha Thera. The temple has often been associated with the rise and fall of Ceylon / Sri Lanka, with the popular saying that as the Kelaniya temple rose, Sri Lanka rose and as it fell, the country and its administration fell. It has thus had a deep association with the political powers of the country. ”
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Park
“Diyatha Uyana is situated facing Diyawanna Oya. Relaxing place. Footpaths are available. Food counters are also there. Good to visit during the evening.”
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Park
“The official City park of Colombo, worth a visit if you want to squeeze in a few bits of nature and fresh air.”
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Hotel
“It is a beautiful story about British governor's love life with a local dancer. The tunnel and underground bedroom they used to secretly meet is still intact. The story is depicted by beautiful paintings on the wall. Worth watching. All this is free, no entrance fee. This place also owns a picturesque private beach which is bonus. Private beaches are very rare in the world! ”
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Park
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Shopping Mall
“Restaurants, shops, souvenir , the Dutch Hospital precinct has it all. Best time to visit will be early evening or dinner time.”
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Shopping Mall
“phones, Phone SIMS, stationary, tea, essentials , clothes, shoes, jewellery, sports, games, gifts”
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Café
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“One of Colombo's best places for picking up local crafts and distinctly Sri Lankan produce.”
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Monument / Landmark
“The most iconic site in Colombo, Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for the commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule.”
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Casino
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