Left Galle drivung for the largest city of colombo.
Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. It has a population of 5.6 million metropolitan area, and 752,993 in the City proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination.
Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins. It was the legislative capital of Sri Lanka until 1982. Sri Jayawardenepura Kott is a large suburb of Colombo city and the official capital of Sri Lanka, It’s also known as Kott.
I live in Tokyo,but I do not like crowded big cities. So, after arrived in Colombo City, I walked around this town without a purpose.
Seema Malaka Temple is the assembly hall for monks at the Gangaramaya Vihara Buddhist Temple, one of the most famous temples in Sri Lanka. The reason for its fame is three fold – modern architecture, religious importance and cultural significance. The reason for its fame is three fold – modern architecture, religious importance and cultural significance.
The temple is built in the reclaimed swampland near the Beira Lake. The beautiful temple was established by Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumanagala Nayaka Thera about 120 years ago.
Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence.
This Buddhist temple includes several imposing buildings and is situated not far from the placid waters of Beira Lake on a plot of land that was originally a small hermitage on a piece of marshy land.
Today Gangaramaya serves not only as a place of Buddhist worship, it is also a centre of learning. The temple is involved in Buddhist welfare work including old peoples’ homes, a vocational school and an orphanage.
I left the Gangaramaya Temple for Independence Memorial Hall.
Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the establishment of Dominion of Ceylon on February 4, 1948.
Independence Memorial Hall is located at the Independence Square (formally Torrington Square) in the Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo. It also houses the Independence Memorial Museum.
After the Independence Memorial Hall, I had dinner, derived to Bandaranaike International Airport and then flew to Tokyo.