Colombo is a place where people and histories mingle. It is a city that is, apart from its own people, culturally and architecturally enriched by a host of influences from those who once colonised Sri Lanka – Portuguese, Dutch, British – to those that traded goods at its ports – Indian, Arab, Chinese, Malay.
Within this cauldron of culture and colour, there are plenty of things to do in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This cosmopolitan Asian port city offers you a host of stylish contemporary eateries, galleries, and museums, as well as markets, shops, and historical sites. The city also boasts a lively nightlife and is great for a weekend of shopping.