Twenty reasons to visit Sri Lanka
on 21 Apr 2016
- Sri Lanka is a stunning country with pristine beaches, cultural heritage,
scenic landscapes and lots of elephants.
- Go Wild! Discover elephants, sloth bears, crocs, deer, wild buffalo and a variety of reptile species at the Yala National park.
- Explore the magnificent Dutch colonial architecture and boutique shops, cafes and galleries in sleepy Galle.
- The beautiful and ambient countryside.
- A profoundly spiritual nation with warm and friendly locals, over 70% of the Sri Lankans are Buddhist.
- Taste the mouth-watering street food and learn how to make a proper curry.
- Visit the beautiful Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya with 147 acres of lush greenery and tropical flowers.
- The warm ocean water! With a year-round average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, swimming in the island’s surrounding waters is perfect at any time of year.
- See the Temple of the Tooth in the lakeside town of Kandy – said to hold a tooth relic of Lord Buddha.
- Shop for arts, crafts and gems in Kandy’s bazaar.
- Go to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and watch with delight as rescued and rehabilitating baby and adult elephants interact and play with each other.
- Witness the majesty of Anuradhapura’s preserved ruins. Spanning 1300 years, it is one of the oldest civilisations on earth and revered by Buddhists.
- Relax and enjoy a heavenly Ayurvedic spa treatment where you’ll leave with a refreshed mind, body and spirit.
- Visit the Sri Maha Bodhi tree, grown from a cutting of the tree in India where it’s said Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.
- Explore the bustling and colourful city of Colombo.
- Behold the impressive 5th century rock fortress of Sigriya and admire its imposing lion entrance, its palace and the frescoes that adorn the rock.
- Discover the iconic UNESCO-listed Dambulla – Sri Lanka’s most impressive cave temple with a complex of five atmospheric caves, adorned with paintings.
- Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest tea exporters. Sample tasty tea straight from its source at a tea plantation and observe its production from picking to pouring!
- Shop for exotic spices in the local markets.
- The food – did we mention the food? The spice island is a melting pot of cuisines. It seems every nationality that has visited and traded over the years has left its mark with a combination of influences from the Dutch, Portuguese, Malays, Moors, Indians and Arabs.
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