Colombo is a unique metropolis, especially among those found on beautiful tropical islands with a history that spans back millennia. Here are some things about Colombo you probably didn’t know.
Colombo is Only the Commercial Capital
Many believe that Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka because it’s the largest city on the island, but the legislative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte. Colombo is in fact the epicentre of the nation’s trade, especially with foreign nations.
It Consists of 15 Zones
These zones are named Colombo 1 through to 15, and can be remarkably contrasting to one another. Colombo 1 to 3 are the most metropolitan areas, and feature many of the high-end apartments in Colombo, Sri Lanka, located at the heart of the city, such as Capitol Twin Peaks.
It’s Great for Shopping
Sri Lanka does have a selection of malls and emporiums, such as Majestic City and Crescat Boulevard. If you want the champion of shopping experiences Sri Lanka has to offer, then there’s no better place than Pettah, which is the biggest open market on the island, specialising in everything from spices to high-end electronics.
The Food is Uniquely Spectacular
Early settlers to Sri Lanka arrived from all over the world, such as Portugal, India, the Middle East and England. All these groups of people influenced the cuisine of the island, resulting in some spectacular dishes such as kotthu roti, and lamprais.
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