World Trade Center, Colombo

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World Trade Center , Colombo Overview

Colombo is famous for many old colonial buildings that clustered mostly in the old Fort area, and the most famous of them are the two iconic skyscrapers, the twin towers of the World Trade Center constructed within six years, i.e. from 1990-1996.

The World Trade Center in Colombo is an architectural delight, and it houses many companies, both domestic and international corporations. The lobby area is quite impressive with some elaborate decorations to greet the visitors while the rest of the building has offices, banks, shops, etc. It is a cozy and spacious tower during the weekend and gives you a taste of tranquility in the bustling Colombo. This magnificent building was considered state of the art for its time when it was constructed. Food, shopping, business, and so much more under one roof!

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Things To Do

Apart from being an official centre, the World Trade Centre also houses many shops and cafes.
You will find:
  1. Cosy restaurants at multiple levels
  2. A bar on the 35th floor
  3. Gem shops on the 2nd floor.
  4. A linked walkway to Hilton Hotel
  5. Coffee bars


Though many modern commercial buildings like the Grand Hyatt have now popped up in Colombo, the World Trade Centre was the earliest to be constructed. The twin towers are located in the heart of a commercial area of FORT-Colombo and are both 152m (499 ft) tall with 43 storeys each. Overseas Realty Ceylon PLC currently runs the World Trade Centre. It was built atop a four storey retail area and was opened by the president of the county in 1997.

Food in World Trade Center

The World Trade Center in Colombo is in the Fort area of the city which is famous for its lively food and nightlife. Some of the restaurants in the World Trade Center are:

1. Barista - Best for a quick cup of coffee and light snacks
2. Taste of Asia - Delightful Sri Lankan cuisine and fast food
3. Yue Chuan - Premier Chinese Restaurant in Colombo

How To Reach World Trade Center, Colombo

It is located just in front of Dutch hospital, 10 minutes from Galle face green so you can hire a tuk-tuk.

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