Stroll around the old commercial and administrative heart of the city, Colombo Fort. Attractions in the area include the president's house, general post office, Colombo Harbor, and the Dutch hospital complex. Gazing out on the water, you'll see a floating mosque seemingly rising from the sea. The area mainly features old colonial buildings; however, the struggle between new and old reveals itself in the modern buildings slowly making their way among the existing architecture. Arrange to visit Colombo Fort and other attractions in Colombo using our Colombo trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Fort area is steeped in history and the buildings within the district were built to stand the test of time.  more »
  • I like walking around the Lake in the vicinity of the test site but there are plenty of complex and cleanup has not been. The Lake's water is contaminated and it was difficult to take advantage of the trails
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  • fill with Business houses and hotels ...plenty activity around the area..very rush during working days..better avoid that area.  more »
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