Colombo Travel Guide
Colombo, known as the "Gateway to Sri Lanka" and "Oriental Crossroad", is the largest city and commercial center in Sri Lanka.
Colombo is located on the southwest coast of Ceylon Island, bordering the Indian Ocean, and the Kelaniya River to the north. As the gateway to and from Sri Lanka, Colombo is known as the "Oriental Crossroad". It is Sri Lanka's largest city and commercial center, an important port in the Indian Ocean, and a world-famous artificial seaport. Sri Lanka's actual capital, Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte, is located on the outskirts of the country. However, due to its close proximity, many international official sources still record Colombo as the capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo means "paradise of the sea" in Sinhala and the city has a long history. As early as the 8th century, the Arabs built houses and settled here. Ancient Palace of Sigiriya, National Museum of Sri Lanka, Dolomites, Dhiwela Zoo, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa and Ancient City of Anuradhapura are recommended tourist sites in Colombo. The climate is mild and humid most of the year, with an annual average temperature of 27℃. Summer is the best season to visit Colombo.