Pelican Perches


Huge pelicans perch on light poles and otherwise lounge about at this roundabout. Watch where you walk.

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1. Dutch Hospital

0.15 MILES

This terracotta-tiled, Dutch-era structure dates back to the early 1600s. Beautifully restored, it's now home to trendy shops, cafes and restaurants. In…

2. World Trade Center

0.16 MILES

Opened in 1996, this was one of the first modern office towers in Colombo.

3. Colombo Port City

0.18 MILES

The huge dredges you see working offshore of Fort and Galle Face Green are building the initial stages of this enormous 269-hectare addition to the city…

4. Central Point

0.23 MILES

Chatham St is seeing the ongoing renovations of old buildings, one of the grandest being the old colonnaded 1914 Central Bank building known as Central…

5. Clock Tower

0.24 MILES

The restored clock tower at the junction of Chatham St and Janadhipathi Mawatha (once Queen St) was originally a lighthouse that was built in 1857. It's…

6. President's House

0.32 MILES

In the heart of Fort, this fenced colonial estate is where the president lives.

7. Old Galle Buck Lighthouse

0.35 MILES

Climb up onto the large central terrace of this 1954 lighthouse for views of the ocean, and the rapidly expanding commercial port and mega offshore…

8. Cargills Main Store

0.36 MILES

Local retail giant Cargills once had its main store on York St. The now mostly empty ornate 1906 red building still shows its faded elegance in its long…