This beachside city serves as the country’s capital and the ultimate cultural center in Sri Lanka. It’s an eclectic mix of the old and the modern, and there’s always something intriguing to view. This unique city sprang from its colonial heritage, and proof of this may be found everywhere. The city’s spectacular Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, and churches are the result of a cultural melting pot. Colombo food does not disappoint, from the street food scene to the fine-dining scene. Invigorate your senses with a tuk-tuk ride around the city and indulge in an opulent high tea at a chic colonial-style hotel. And if you want to go shopping, Colombo is the place to be.