Attractions to explore nearby Pettah Floating Market
Pettah Floating Market features various fruits, vegetables, traditional Sri Lankan clothes, and electronics at cheap prices. It is considered one of the most popular markets for locals and tourists, located on Pettah’s Bastian Mawatha.
Beira Lake is in the center of Colombo city and sits close to Gangaramaya Temple. It is a perfect place for birdwatchers, photographers. For the people who are looking for relaxation, you can take a walk under the shade of the trees, and cross the bridge over to the island of lovers. There are restaurants near the area that serve delicious traditional Sri Lankan food.
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, also known as “red masjid,” was constructed in 1909. It is considered as one of the oldest mosques in Sri Lanka. The mosque went through expansion operations to accommodate 12,000 worshipers. The mosque is considered an architectural masterpiece, and it was built in the style of Saracenic, which combines Islamic and Indian architecture.
Galle Face Green is famous for its abundance of plants and trees. With an area of 5 Hectares, people can enjoy their favorite activities in nature, making it one of the most attractive places especially for families. Also, the beach is distinguished by its beautiful white sand and clear waters.
Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Sri Lanka and one of the most popular places for tourists and locals. The temple displays Buddhist legends and their stories, also various statues and antiques. You can also see believers performing their religious rituals, It’s recommended to visit the temple in February, where many celebrations and events occur.
Viharamahadevi Park is near to Beira Lake, it is the oldest and largest park in Colombo. The park includes a group of fountains, plants, and various trees in addition to the golden Buddha statue. The climate and nature make the park one of the most suitable places for walking and relaxation.
Colombo National Museum is the largest museum in Sri Lanka established on 1877. The museum reviews the history of Sri Lanka and its stages. In addition to this many manuscripts and artifacts dating back to ages, the museum also has a huge library housing valuable and old books.
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple. Although it was destroyed twice, it still retains its original form as it was. The Germans restored it in the 18th century. Locals believe that Buddha visited this temple, and that’s where the temple earned its fame.