Landmarks in Colombo

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  • Cinnamon Gardens

    Cinnamon Gardens

    Once home to cinnamon trees spread over vast acreage, the Cinnamon Gardens now showcase important buildings like the National Museum, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Town Hall of Colombo and the Independence Hall. It also has a lot of educational institutions and diplomat offices and residences. ...

  • Galle Face Green Promenade

    Galle Face Green Promenade

    A half-kilometre long stretch in Colombo that runs between the scenic Indian Ocean and the Galle Road, the Galle Face Green Promenade is not only an important landmark but also a favoured picnic spot amongst locals and tourists alike. One must try the local street food available here during the ...

  • Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque

    Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque

    This mosque located in the middle of the city is quite a sight in itself and also a big tourist attraction. Making its presence very evident with its unusually alternating white-and-rust colour scheme, this mosque is located at Second Cross Street in Pettah, and is also a popular landmark ...

    Religious Landmark
  • Khan Clock Tower

    Khan Clock Tower

    The Khan Clock Tower is a famous landmark in Colombo and oft visited by both tourists and locals. The clock tower is four stories high and marks the entry to the Pettah Market. The Khan Clock Tower was built by Bhikhajee and Munchershaw Framjee Khan of Bombay to honour ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Borella Kanatte Cemetery

    Borella Kanatte Cemetery

    The Borella Kanatte Cemetry is the main burial ground for people from all faiths in the city of Colombo. The cemetery is the final resting place of several Sri Lankan luminaries. It has a separate section for the people who died during the two world wars. As of today, ...