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Diyatha Uyana Aquarium (Battaramulla)

Diyatha Uyana, Parliament Road, Battaramulla

  • Open 24 hours


There's a lovely new aquarium at Diyatha Uyana, the site of the Good Market, near Water's Edge. Each tank is run by a different fish store. It's not Sea World, but it's still a worthwhile stroll in a circle.



There's a lovely new aquarium at Diyatha Uyana, the site of the Good Market, near Water's Edge. Each tank is run by a different fish store. It's not Sea World, but it's still a worthwhile stroll in a circle.

Aquarium Panorama From Parliament Road

When the government nationalized Water's Edge in 2008, it began its transition from private golf course to public space. While the Water's Edge building remains for private functions, the land and water around has been rededicated to nature and public recreation, to great effect. From public walking areas to the weekly Good Market, Diyatha Uyana has become a beautiful addition to the city.

Fish Watching Humans

The latest improvement is the installation of a circular aquarium, visible from the Parliament Road. This newly opened space has around a dozen big tanks, each managed by a different private fish store. They stock a variety of fish, from goldfish to, uh, bigger fish and, well, fish that look like Gill from Finding Nemo. This is not the Singapore Aquarium, with a variety of exotic creatures, but it is novel, well-kept and entertaining.

Fishes

We went as the place was just getting setup and there were already families and couples strolling around. The Diyatha Uyana food court was busy even around 10 PM and people driving along the Parliament Road stopped to have a walk around.

Diyatha Uyana Aquarium

We presume that the aquarium is kinda 24/7, being an outdoor public space, but we'd recommend going at regular waking hours. It is especially beautiful at night.

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It's especially beautiful at night.

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Address

Diyatha Uyana, Parliament Road, Battaramulla

Directions

Take the Parliament Road out of Colombo. At the Parliament Roundabout, you'll see the aquarium. Turn left into Water's Edge for parking.

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Open 24 hours

Price Range

Less than 200

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
4
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