Travellers, make the most out of your stay in Negombo by checking out these travel activities and attractions!
- A Nature-lovers’ Haven: Exploring Muthurajawela Marsh
Muthurajawela Marsh, translating to mean ‘Swamp of Royal Treasure’ in English, is one of the main tourist attractions in Negombo. This beautiful site deserves a spot on any nature lover’s list of places-to-visit.
We recommend exploring the sights of the wetland by embarking on a guided boat trip. The marsh is home to more than seventy bird species, as well as other fauna like crocodiles, monkeys and otters. Visitors will enjoy catching sight of these animals, and to gain an in-depth understanding about the marsh and its inhabitants through the guide’s detailed explanations.
- Cultural Sights: Visit the Angurukaramulla Temple
Located in the eastern areas of the town, the Angurukaramulla Temple wows visitors with its impressive entrance. Visitors enter the compounds of the temple through the open mouth of a dragon, located beneath a towering Buddha statue measuring six metres in height.
The intriguing interiors of the temple also promises to fascinate. Visitors can set sight on colourful murals, detailed sculptures and beautiful paintings. These works depict the Buddha’s journey to enlightenment, as well as the historical stories of Sri Lanka’s former rulers.
The temple is a lovely site to wander and explore, and will delight travellers with a love for discovering architecture and culture.
- Negombo’s Nightlife: Discover Hidden Local Gems!
Are you on the search for a night of adventurous fun, but are not keen on visiting the usual, touristy drinking spots frequented by holidaymakers?
If you have answered yes, a Dodgy Bar Tour sounds right for you!
As the name suggests, participants of the tour are brought around on a tuk-tuk to a series of cheap and cheerful establishments known only to the locals. Visitors are served pints of local beer, or a glass of arrack, a local rum made from coconuts. Enjoy bantering with the jovial and humorous guide, as well as friendly locals that you meet on this unforgettable night tour.
- Underwater Expedition: Embark on a Diving Tour!
If the attractions and activities on land does not appeal to you, why not dive down into the depths of the sea for an exciting underwater expedition?
Home to a diversity of tropical marine creatures and corals, Negombo’s waters serve as a popular site for diving. Travellers keen on exploring the enthralling underwater sights can sign up for a tour with Sri Lanka Diving Tours, and enjoy a range of dives guided by the professional and well-experienced instructors.
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