Being one of the most popular and busiest cities of Sri Lanka, Colombo’s fame dates 2000 years back, due to the natural harbour and its strategic position making it an ideal location for ancient traders. When Sri Lanka became an independent nation in 1948, Colombo was named as the capital and still, the old parliament can be seen at the heart of Colombo. Tourist destinations that have gained fame in the city include Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Race Course, National Museum and the new additions such as Nelum Pokuna Theatre and Colombo Lotus Tower which is still under construction. As Sri Lanka is a multinational and multi-religious country, people of all cultural, religious backgrounds reside in Colombo which has become one of the main reasons for Colombo to have many restaurants and hotels with every type of cuisine available. Colombo is always filled with different types of street food such as mango, pineapple, wood apple and many other types of pickle, boiled corn, tempered chickpeas, isso wade (prawn wade), sprouted coconut and many more exotic fruits and exciting spicy food.

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