Come Experience Colombo the largest city in Sri Lanka. This busy energetic harbour city is located on the West coast of the country and is home to over 600,000 residents. The name Colombo was first introduced by the Portuguese in the 1500 s and the city has been influenced by many cultures including British, Dutch and Portuguese. Colombo s colonial heritage is very much apparent in the cities architecture. However, Colombo also boasts structures influenced by Buddhist, Hindu and Indian styles giving the city a very compelling exterior. Colombo is the political, cultural and economic centre of Sri Lanka and there are plenty of sites and attractions to explore. Be sure to visit the many Museums, Galleries and Temples including The Colombo National Museum, the National Art Gallery or the Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam which has the distinction of being the oldest Hindu Temple in Colombo. Colombo also boasts the Dehiwala Zoo and Viharamahdevi Park, the city s largest park famous for its exquisite flowering trees. The most convenient way to explore this cultural rich city is via Taxi or Tri-Shaw (Three Wheelers). Both of which are affordable and recommended for tourists. Come and experience Colombo a city with plenty to offer the curious traveler.