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The train routes in Sri Lanka are some of the most beautiful in the world. Travelers dream of taking the train to the hill country, through old pine forests and foggy tea estates. Don’t miss these unforgettable rail journeys that will leave you breathless and wanting more. Discover more of Colombo in Edition 47 of The Discoverer. Link in bio! #thediscoverer
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Colombo is home to the world famous Pettah Market. Travelers from all over the world come here to get their hands on colorful, one-of-a-kind textiles, gold and silver, and priceless antiques - to name a few! Discover more of Sri Lanka in Edition 47 of The Discoverer! Link in bio. #thediscoverer
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The 120-year-old Gangaramaya is not the typical Sri Lankan temple. Situated in the bustling inner-city Colombo, nearby the scenic Beira Lake, this intriguing temple complex is simultaneously a hugely popular tourist attraction and a place of worship. Rather than huge, open spaces and tranquility, expect huge collections of fascinating artifacts and crowds at Gangaramaya. The temple is mostly celebrated for its lavish architecture and statues showcasing Sri Lankan, Chinese, Thai, Burmese and many other artistic styles. Discover more of Colombo in Edition 47 of The Discoverer. Link in bio. #thediscoverer 
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Although it's unlikely it will reclaim its 19th-century moniker 'the garden city of the East', Colombo has nevertheless emerged as a must-see stop in Sri Lanka. No longer just the sprawling city you have to endure on your way to the beaches, it has become a worthy destination in its own right and makes an excellent start – or finish – to your Sri Lankan adventures. Discover more of Colombo in Edition 47 of The Discoverer. Link in bio. #thediscoverer
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"Probably one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. It definitely was a spectacular view passing endless hills of lush tea bushes!" Discover more of Colombo in Edition 47 of The Discoverer! Link in bio. #thediscoverer
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"After almost one month in #SriLanka our last stop was #Colombo. We visited Jami Ul-Alfar Masjid. With its candy cane striped exterior, this mosque is an architectural masterpiece. The tall minarets on this majestic building can be seen from almost every street in the Pettah district." Discover more of Colombo in Edition 47 of The Discoverer. Link in bio. #thediscoverer.
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"I stayed my first day in Colombo receiving blessings at a Hindu Temple and observing local life in all of its beauty. Instead of saying good morning, Sri Lankans greet you with their hands place together and with the phrase “Ayubowan”, which wishes the other a long and good life. How beautiful is that?" Discover more of Colombo in Edition 47 of The Discoverer. Link in bio. #thediscoverer #colombo #srilanka
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The Lotus Tower Colombo soars above the city of Colombo in all its glory. The tower still under construction but will reportedly stand at 350 m (1,150 ft) once completed. Discover more of Colombo in Edition 47 of The Discoverer. Link in bio. #thediscoverer #colombo #srilanka
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"Whilst visiting Sri Lanka for a friend's wedding, we found ourselves with a few hours to spare between the ceremony and the reception. We ended up hopping in the first tuk tuk that passed us by and asked for a tour of the city. This shot is of the beautiful Sivasubramanai Swami Kovil temple in the heart of the city. It was a tricky shot to get as I was stood in the middle of the street during a busy day. Luckily my tuk tuk driver was on hand to warn me of any oncoming danger!" Discover more of Sri Lanka in Edition 47 of The Discoverer. Link in bio. #thediscoverer
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Discover Colombo, Sri Lanka in Edition 47 of The Discoverer! Link in bio! Tell us your favorite discovery from Edition 47! Comment below! #thediscoverer

"One of my favorite times of day to trail hike is the later afternoon and early evening. The sun starts to leave the sky creating beautiful rays of light that sneak through the trees and illuminate the trails. Early Spring in Alaska is not without mud and water but the sun glistening off a damp trail, surrounded by electric green moss is worth a bit of mud on the treads." Discover more of Juneau in Edition 46 of The Discoverer! Link in bio! #thediscoverer
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"The water from these ice caves sadly destroyed my phone. And yet, I'm still so in love with this place and this feeling. A walk inside this unbelievable glacier is like nothing else in this world. Definitely a must-do for when you are in Juneau." Discover Juneau in Edition 46 of The Discoverer! Link in bio! #thediscoverer
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