Urban Landscapes - City Touring

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Colombo, the Capital

The Colombo Metropolitan Region dominates the settlement system of Sri Lanka. It includes the legislative capital, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte. It is also the foremost administrative, commercial, and industrial area and the hub of the transport network of Sri Lanka. Urban settlements outside this area are much smaller and less diversified in functions. The city of Colombo emerged as the main urban centre during British rule, and still remains the executive and judicial capital of Sri Lanka.

Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins. The main city is home to a majority of Sri Lanka's corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Colombo has a beautiful waterfront, interesting colonial architecture and lush gardens. The central Colombo seems to be gleaming as a hot financial hub with the new high rises and some modern constructions such as the port city of Colombo. Colombo still has some good infrastructure compared to other cities, be it the telecom, roads, electricity etc.

Colombo has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its its architecture, mixing colonial buildings. A number of the old buildings that constituted Colombo in her colonial heyday are still standing. They are landmarks that evoke nostalgia for an era when Colombo was a bustling, cosmopolitan babel of a port city. The millers Cargills Building, the town hall in Colombo and the dutch period museum are some colonial architectures to name a few.

After work hours, Colombo transforms from a business hub to a "happening" network entertainment. When hitting the town whether partying, watching movies or even simply hanging out is your thing, then Colombo can deliver. An abundance of lounges and bars set the stage for early evening entertainment with most of these places remaining open till late night.

 

Kandy, the hill capital

Kandy is a City located in the central region in Sri Lanka and it's treated as a major city and urban landscape after Colombo. Though not equally vibrant as Colombo Capital, Kandy also offers numerous facilities which an urban city offers in terms of Shopping, Touring, Entertaining, Culture and also adventure and Arts. Kandy is the most preferred destination for tourists and its the gateway to many other tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and its like a hub of transportation for other small towns and regions situated in the surrounding.

 

 


 

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