Independence square

Located in Colombo 07 Independence square is a great place to get away from the hustle of city crowds. Popular as a recreational venue for joggers, students from the nearby university and families looking for a change of scenery urban environment of Colombo. This place is known as Torrington Square in early days. This Hall was built for the commemoration of the independence from British in 1948. Its one of the nicest places to relax during the evenings. In addition to the memorial hall itself, there’s also the huge sprawling green lawn outside, the memorial museum and a number of cafes and shopping malls in the vicinity with easy access. These are just some of the things to check out at independence square. Go check it out and see what you find.

Gangaramaya temple

Gangaramaya is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo, started by the famous scholar monk Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera in the late 19th Century. Located near the Beira Lake in 61 Sri Jinarathana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Gangaramaya Temple is a mix of Indian and Chinese architecture. A stellar example of Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka. The moment you walk through the gates of the Gangaramaya temple, tranquility hits you in the face in the calmest manner possible and the usual hustle bustle of Colombo is forgotten.

Dehiwala zoo

The zoo is known for the various animals it is home to and children and adults flocked there to have a look at the snakes, birds, fish, monkeys and other animals. The zoo organizes animal shows and one can enjoy watching a seal playing with a colourful ball or elephants dancing. Usually, the Dehiwala zoo is a popular place for class trips and is often full of noisy and excited children who are amazed by the number of animals in the zoo. The National Zoological Gardens was established in 1936 and even as recently as 2010, claimed to have 2,500 to 3,000 animals including 79 species of mammals, 31 species of reptiles and 89 species of birds.gh it is best to avoid visiting the zoo during the afternoon as there are areas without much shade.

Fort

Fort is the central business district of Colombo in Sri Lanka. It is the financial district of Colombo and the location of the Colombo Stock Exchange and the World Trade Center of Colombo from which the CSE operates. It is also the location of the Bank of Ceylon headquarters. Along the foreshore of the Fort area is the Galle Face Green Promenade, built in 1859 under the governance of Sir Henry George Ward, the Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during British colonial administration. The fort area is a mixture of buildings from many eras of the cities past. The most notable of residences of the fort is the President’s House, official residence of the President of Sri Lanka, next to the Gordon Gardens which was once open to the public is now part of the President’s House.

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