"Colombo - the big smoke" Top 5 Page for this destination Sri Lanka Things to Do Tip by mafi_moya

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  Colombo seafront, the Galle Face
by mafi_moya

The much maligned capital city. Most tourists spend a day or two here at most, complain about the crowds and traffic, then move on. Having lived here I know that, like many capitals, it grows on you if you let it. It's never going to be one of the world's great cities but it is worth sticking around for and taking a few days to explore.

Despite the compaints, compared to many South Asian cities it's not even overcrowded or chaotic - in fact quite the opposite. It also has some attractive and interesting suburbs (although few that are both!) Just get off Galle Road and have a look at what the rest of the city has to offer. To see some of that take a look at my separate Colombo page

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  • Updated Sep 9, 2004
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