Stroll around the old commercial and administrative heart of the city, Colombo Fort. Attractions in the area include the president's house, general post office, Colombo Harbor, and the Dutch hospital complex. Gazing out on the water, you'll see a floating mosque seemingly rising from the sea. The area mainly features old colonial buildings; however, the struggle between new and old reveals itself in the modern buildings slowly making their way among the existing architecture. Arrange to visit Colombo Fort and other attractions in Colombo using our Colombo trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is an older area of the city with many historic and old buildings. Cargills Department store being one. Look up at the different trade names as you walk a along the collonade. Plan a route...  more »
  • Having coming through the Colombo Fort railway station, you step out into a scene of hundreds of shops similar to massive market. the whole area is chaotic with cars, buses, tuk-tuk's & people...  more »

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