Want to discover everything that the city of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka with your kids in tow? Then read on to find out about the top 4 must-visit places that are both educational and fun!

The Colombo National Museum

Colombo National Museum | Photo taken by me, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Colombo National Museum | Photo taken by me, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Located in the very heart of Colombo, the Colombo National Museum houses within its grand halls a plethora of interesting artefacts such as ancient weapons, coins, and paintings. A highlight among the displays is the Royal Throne belonging to the last king of Sri Lanka.

The Independence Memorial Square

Independence Memorial Square | Image Credit - Nigel Swales from Birmingham, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Independence Memorial Square | Image Credit – Nigel Swales from Birmingham, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

The Independence Memorial Hall is situated on a shady avenue and is a great place to escape the incessant bustle of the busy Colombo streets. For a more educational experience do make sure to pay a visit to the museum located beneath the hall to learn about the heroes, who fought for the independence of the country.

The Dutch Period Museum

Nestled smack dab in the middle of Pettah, the buzzing economic hub of the island, the 300 -year Dutch Museum can be easily reached from some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka including the likes of Colombo Court Hotel & Spa. The former mansion is home to various maps, swords, and furniture belonging to the colonial era.

The Gangaramya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple | Image Credit - Dan arndt,  CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Gangaramaya Temple | Image Credit – Dan arndt, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Featuring an interesting mix of Indian, Chinese, Thai and Sri Lankan architecture, the Gangarayama Temple is located in the vicinity of the placid waters of the Beira Lake.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.

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