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Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Updated on July 4, 2017

The island of Sri Lanka is located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea. This tropical island, known for producing and exporting tea, coffee, rubber and exotic spices, is known with many names in the past. It was Tambapanni to Emperor Asoka of India, Taprobane to the Greeks and Romans, Serendib to the Arabs, Ceilao to the Portuguese, Ceylaan to the Dutch, Ceylan to the French and Ceylon to the British.

ri Lanka is a tourist paradise with many sights such as beautiful beaches, beautiful landscapes, picturesque lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecological forests, imposing mountains, torrential rivers and waterfalls, abundant wildlife, inspired Heritage from ancient cities to colonial fortresses, exquisite handicrafts, world-famous gems, traditional dance and drama, colorful festivals, vibrant culture, charming people and without forgetting the mouth Sri Lankan cuisine.

The island is surrounded by the ocean where it creates many beaches with beautiful sunshine. An amazing experience in the sun and sand never fails to satisfy the wishes of tourists. Also, the sea around the island is enriched with the presence of many wonderful marine creatures like dolphins and whales.

Whale watching is the latest addition to the list of adventures in the sea along with diving and surfing among huge waves. Nevertheless, the beauty of the country is as great as it can be seen through the beaches. Rain forests, animal sanctuaries, historical monuments and huge tea houses are engraved with charming waterfalls. Although it is a very poor country on the map, it is beyond imagination, how light this place can have.

Friendly, humble and cultured residents of the island are one of the key factors that are mainly dependent on Sri Lankan tourism. It is a nation that has a history of hospitality that has been operating for a long time. It is in the culture of Sri Lanka to make sure that visitors and fans of our country will be treated with minimal respect and courtesy.

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Sri Lanka is also blessed with the wonderful geographical gift where you can travel to a frozen tea-shell within a few hours from the wonderful beaches. Cold or hot is a simple matter of a few hours. The cultural heritage emphasizes the different dance, song and artistic characters from various united ethnicity that spread across the country. The Kandy perahera of Sinhalese, traditional Tamil dances and delicious Muslim dishes are combined with unique value for the whole nation as a wonderful tourist destination.

Nuwara Eliya

Laxapana is one of Sri Lanka's most well-known waterfalls and perhaps one that has proven to be the most energy-efficient country in the country, the Lakshapana waterfall is located in Nuwara Eliya in the mountainous area of ​​the country.
Laxapana is one of Sri Lanka's most well-known waterfalls and perhaps one that has proven to be the most energy-efficient country in the country, the Lakshapana waterfall is located in Nuwara Eliya in the mountainous area of ​​the country. | Source
It's a huge rock, with a drop of about 1,000 meters. It is one of the most visited parts of the Horton Plains National Park and is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka.
It's a huge rock, with a drop of about 1,000 meters. It is one of the most visited parts of the Horton Plains National Park and is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. | Source
 Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873.
Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. | Source
The Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the main mountainous areas of Sri Lanka and is covered by mountains and forest hills.
The Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the main mountainous areas of Sri Lanka and is covered by mountains and forest hills. | Source

Nuwara Eliya, also known as Little England, was the favorite station of the British who tried to create the resort in a typical English village. Nuwara Eliya is a resort town in the central Sri Lanka mountain range. Blessed with a healthy climate, stunning views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery. It is hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is just 180 kilometers from the warm and humid Colombo.

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City attractions include the golf course, trout, Victoria Park and boats or fishing on Lake Gregory. It's familiar with seasons in cool seasons because of the good opportunities for seeing species, particularly the Indian blue robin, pied thrush or scaly thrush lurking in the denser undergrowth.

The city is a base for visits to the Horton Plains National Park. It is an important area of ​​wildlife with open grass. Species found here include purple leopard, sambari and purple langur.

Anuradhapura

Lankarama is a stupa built by King Valagamba, in an ancient place in Galhebakada
Lankarama is a stupa built by King Valagamba, in an ancient place in Galhebakada | Source

Anuradhapura is a large city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital of Northern Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, known for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient civilization of Sri Lanka. It was the third capital of the Rajarata Kingdom, after the reign of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the Buddhist center of Theravada for many centuries. The city lies 205km north of the current Colombo capital in Central Sri Lanka, on the shores of historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and one of eight World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.

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Anuradhapura was the cradle of the glorious Sinhalese Buddhist civilization. The country's pride in Anuradhapura was taken from ancient stupas and ancient reservoirs.The terrible stupa (dagobas) of the astonishing summits, the miracles of ancient construction engineering, were built taking into account the effects of lighting in high rise constructions, among many other engineering factors.

The large rainwater reservoirs built with the passage of rivers with large dams and the control of shops with "Bisokotuwa" (Sinhala: Queens Closure - without entry, of course) valve holes (edge ​​gate), stretch the lifeline up to the circle Of Anuradhapura to date.

Sigiriya

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