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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Waghmare Vicky

Waghmare Vicky4.3/5

17 reviews

Business and Fun together at the Fort

It's heart of Colombo city. All star rating properties are located here. Starting from President office, Parliament, World Trade Center which houses Board of Investment, Gems Associations, Air Lines offices etc.You can ride on open top bus for Colombo. Ministry of Crabs is heaven for seafood lovers.Opposite to Fort Railway station you land in the local market. Best place to taste the street food and buy fresh fruits. You can enter into any barber shop and enjoy the face massage.You can get to privately run or state run buses to travel countryside from Fort bus station.Streets are full of food stalls in the evening.

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Govindan Naganathan

Govindan Naganathan5.0/5

163 reviews

Fort Area

Fort area is a nice place to visit for a relaxed evening. There is a Dutch hospital building of the colonial era which has now been converted into a shopping arcade in fort area along the sea shore. You have many eateries and shops but they are little too costly. Just opposite Dutch hospital one can see the modern construction of twin towers. However parking in this area is not comfortable
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Vidyasagar Mehta

Vidyasagar Mehta5.0/5

97 reviews

Good place to visit

Stroll around the lighthouse and harbour or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carves. An opportunity to purchase some the finest shell craft souvenirs in the world.

Raj K

Raj K3.6/5

129 reviews

Massive financial and oldest market

This area is actually one of the oldest parts of the city and also the financial district with all banks here. It also has one of the oldest and busiest markets of the city.

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