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Negombo is a major city & tourist destination in Sri Lanka, on the west coast of the island and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province, Sri Lanka. The wild cinnamon that grew in the region around Negombo was said to be "the very best in the universe as well as the most abundant" and for centuries attracted a succession of foreign traders and colonial powers. The Dutch captured the town from the Portuguese in 1640, lost it, and then captured it again in 1644. The British then took it from them in 1796 without a struggle.
Negombo city is an ideal and liberal place with luxury, tropical life style, for those who want quick access to and from the country's main international airport and also to Colombo city. The 100 km canal network running through the city is still used. Outrigger canoes and modern water-craft ply this route daily, for trade and tourism. Remnants of colonization include the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, administrative buildings, churches and the ceiling frescoes of St. Mary's Cathedral. Other nearby attractions open to visitors include Muthurajawela Marshland & this protected mangroves of the lagoon are home to over 190 species of wildlife. Negombo also offers one of the best beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka.
The Dutch Fort
Negombo,Sri LankaThis trendy coastal getaway with its vibrant new look, embodies a contemporary taste of luxury living. Modern elegance combined with simplicity is the key feature of the beautifully designed rooms and suites. Dining options at Jetwing Blue are many and varied, with each meal a gastronomical delight which will tantalize your tast...
Negombo,Sri LankaSituated on the coastline of Negombo, Jetwing Sea is a chic seaside resort that reflects a mixture of modern elegance and cozy ambience. Its excellent location makes it a popular destination for a family vacation or a romantic retreat. Jetwing Sea, Negombo offers you the ultimate holiday experience with panoramic ocean views, a ...
Negombo,Sri LankaRanweli's architecture blends with the unique and rich natural environment. The serene and idyllic location has been fully utilized in the layout of the land, featuring indigenous flora and fauna,and borders the wide sandy beach on one side, and the river on the other.The land was originally a coconut plantation surrounded ...