Colombo to Kuala Lumpur

Day 56 – MONDAY 16th March 2015

Our flight does not leave until 12:40 am tomorrow morning which has given me plenty of time to update this website.

So, we had a full day available which gave us a chance to take a walk along the water front. From there we walked in to the business district where we were accosted by a chap who spoke really good English who offered to take us on a tour of the city in a tuk tuk. The price was very reasonable so we took up the offer. It turned out to be a very good decision. He took us to places we probably would not have found. It was so much better than yesterdays tour which was boring and painful.

 

Colombo 2 - Ocean Waterfront

Colombo 2 – Ocean Waterfront

Colombo 3 - Dutch Reform Church built in 1759

Colombo 3 – Dutch Reform Church built in 1759

Colombo 4 - Dutch Reform Church front

Colombo 4 – Dutch Reform Church front

Colombo 5 - Dutch Reform Church font

Colombo 5 – Dutch Reform Church font

Colombo 6 - Dutch Reform Church imposing solid door

Colombo 6 – Dutch Reform Church imposing solid door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colombo 6 - Dutch Reform Church imposing solid door

Colombo 6 – Dutch Reform Church imposing solid door

Colombo 7 - Dutch Reform Church imposing pulpit

Colombo 7 – Dutch Reform Church imposing pulpit

Colombo 8 - Dutch Reform Church tomb showing untimely death - skull and cross bones

Colombo 8 – Dutch Reform Church tomb showing untimely death – skull and cross bones

Colombo 9 - The Lighthouse under armed guard

Colombo 9 – The Lighthouse under armed guard

Colombo 10 - Maritime Museum - very interesting

Colombo 10 – Maritime Museum – very interesting

Colombo 11 - Tower and buddhist shrine - overlooks whole of Colombo from the port - 240 steps

Colombo 11 – Tower and buddhist shrine – overlooks whole of Colombo from the port – 240 steps

Colombo 12 - Buddhist shrine inside Tower

Colombo 12 – Buddhist shrine inside Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colombo 13 - View from tower showing new Chinese harbour development

Colombo 13 – View from tower showing new Chinese harbour development

Colombo 14 - Big Buddha in very old temple in the heart of the city

Colombo 14 – Big Buddha in very old temple in the heart of the city

Colombo 15 - Temple is full of treasures and other gifts

Colombo 15 – Temple is full of treasures and other gifts

Colombo 16 - 2500 year old tree in the middle of the temple

Colombo 16 – 2500 year old tree in the middle of the temple

Colombo 17 - Very old rickshaw in the temple

Colombo 17 – Very old rickshaw in the temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colombo 18 - Lots of now illegal elephant tusk ivory

Colombo 18 – Lots of now illegal elephant tusk ivory

Colombo 19 - More treasures

Colombo 19 – More treasures

Colombo 20 - Impressive Buddha on a Peacock

Colombo 20 – Impressive Buddha on a Peacock

Colombo 21 - Even a very old Rolls Royce

Colombo 21 – Even a very old Rolls Royce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colombo 22 - Us with our Tuk Tuk driver John

Colombo 22 – Us with our Tuk Tuk driver John

Colombo 23 - Us with our guide Tony

Colombo 23 – Us with our guide Tony

Colombo 24 - Colombo's version of the White House - City Town Hall

Colombo 24 – Colombo’s version of the White House – City Town Hall

Colombo 25 - Victoria Park - Beautifully maintained

Colombo 25 – Victoria Park – Beautifully maintained

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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