Alive and thrilling with a hip crowd and pristine beaches, Bentota has an exquisite charm about itself. The beach is definitely the most ideal place for those seeking some relaxation while on holidays. It also offers a myriad of opportunities for tourists interested in water sports. In case you are seeking a lavish place to stay, the resorts on the beach may seem exciting to you.
One of the most religious or holy places in Colombo in Sri Lanka is the Gangaramaya Temple. It is a beautiful blend of culture essence and modern architecture. The architecture of the temple puts forth an eclectic blend of Chinese, Sri Lankan, Indian and Thai architecture. It is a Buddhist temple which has a number of imposing buildings that are not situated too far from the calm waters of the Lake Beira. As of today, the Gangaramaya Temple not only serves as a place of worship for the Buddhists but is also a centre of learning. This temple is involved in the welfare work especially for the Buddhist. They have a home for the old people, an orphanage and a vocational school. This definitely is a great place to see in Moratuwa.
Colombo National Museum
Sri Lanka National Museum also known as the National Museum of Colombo is one of the two museums in Colombo. This is the largest museum of Sri Lanka. The museum is maintained by the Department of National Museum of Central Government. Established in the year 1877 by the Sir William Henry this museum houses within it the insignia of Sri Lanka.
Mount Lavina Beach
Mount Lavina beach offers the perfect blend of entertainment and tranquility in the magnificent city of Colombo. In this suburb of the town, there are a number of impressive landmarks and places to see for you to visit. One such place is the Mount Lavinia Beach. It is a beach that gives way too much for the travelers. For those here on a romantic day out, the beach can be a good fun. There are also a number of restaurants that offer exceptionally fantastic food for the visitors. Water sports such as swimming, diving and surfing can be a great fun here.
Dutch Period Museum
Dutch Period Museum is a museum which very well covers the history of the rule of the Dutch in Sri Lanka. Both the art lovers and history lovers have a number of things to see here. Established during the period of Dutch Occupation of Colombo, the museum is located in the two storey building of the Prince Street. Back then the building was the residence of the Dutch Governor, Thomas Van Rhee during his office term from 1692 to 1697. Over the years, the building has been used for a number of purposes. It is today a great sightseeing attraction here.
National Art Gallery
The most significant thing about the National Art Gallery is its very name. Lying adjacent to the National Museum, the museum has a small collection of landscapes and portraits that are shown without air conditioning or labels.
Galle Face Green
Galle Face is an urban park that is spread over an area of 5 hectare of land. With an ocean view, the park stretches for half a km along the coast in the heart of the business district and the financial district of Colombo. Initially, the park was used as a golf course or for house racing but is now used for sports like rugby, polo, tennis, cricket, football and other sports. It is a great place to see in Moratuwa.