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Sri Lanka: list of the best attractions


The island nation of Sri Lanka (old name — Ceylon), located off the southern coast of India enjoys among tourists from different countries have very high popularity.

Even the most sophisticated and demanding traveler will surely find here what he or she likes: amazing culture, beautiful nature, Golden beaches with incredibly clear water, exotic, but very tasty cuisine and many different possibilities for outdoor activities and sports make this island a real Paradise for guests from around the world.

Some noteworthy attractions of Sri Lanka, including many interesting architectural, historical, natural and religious tourist sites. Even travelers simply adore Sri Lanka for a truly luxurious selection of gastronomic natural resources — teas and coffee, spices and coconuts are the favorite Souvenirs for foreign visitors.

Speaking of cooking: local kitchen — another popular attraction in Sri Lanka. Bright, spicy, generously flavored with hot pepper dishes Ceylon dishes for real gourmets call unique food of the gods. Coconut oil is the basis for most local dishes, which gives them a special a specific flavor.

If you are not a connoisseur of food “light”, while travelling in Sri Lanka you should definitely try the seafood — Sri Lankans cook them really simply divine. The most popular drinks in Sri Lanka — coffee and tea.

What to see in Sri Lanka?

To answer the question, what are some tourist attractions in Sri Lanka can be very long — almost at every step you can meet, see, or try something unusual.

Many tourists, when asked what or who while on a trip in this tropical country impressed them most, confidently answer: local people. Open, friendly face with wide smiles invariably surround guests during their entire trip to Sri Lanka. Despite a rather complicated period of history from which this country came only a few decades ago, the Sinhalese remain welcoming and friendly as against its citizens and against foreign visitors.

Guided tours to the sights of Sri Lanka can be both independently and with a group of other tourists — here you will be offered many interesting excursions in the natural, religious and cultural tourist objects.

The list of attractions of Sri Lanka, top 5:

1. Adam's peak (Sri Pada)

The mountain Sri Pada, which is also the name Adam's Peak and butterfly Mountain, is one of the most popular and visited attractions of the country.

This mountain peak is sacred to followers of four world religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. During sunrise on the top of this mountain peak as if begins to Shine the imprint of a human foot, and each has its own beliefs, religious reasonable explanation of who owns it and how it was left there.

2. Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa is the ancient capital of Ceylon, situated close to Sigiriya and Dambulla. Those travellers, who, during his tour of Sri Lanka really want to see the best sights of this amazing Asian country, you should definitely include in your itinerary a visit to this historic city, providing familiarity with him at least a couple of days. In Polonnaruwa there are many ancient Buddhist temples, monasteries, statues, and gardens to see them all in one day is simply impossible.

3. Yala national Park

Sri Lanka simply divine generously gifted with natural landmarks, which are carefully preserved in its original form thanks to the fantastic National parks of Horton plains, UDA Udawalawe, Bundala and, of course, Yala. They cover vast areas of the country and save many unique species of flora and fauna.

Yala national Park in Sri Lanka is open to the public recently, but already enjoys great popularity. If you want to admire the majestic wild animals in their natural habitat, feel free to go here to see them in all their original beauty.

4. Sigiriya

Amazing mountain Palace Lion Rock (Lion Rock) located at an altitude of 200 meters above the emerald forest, is considered one of the most precious gems of Sri Lanka. The view from the top of this rock is simply breathtaking, and mysterious ancient ruins of the Palace complex create a special mystic atmosphere — the ringing silence and the distant echoes of the forest life, coming from the sprawling land that seemed to bring echoes of rustling water in the long-empty fountains and pools.

Sigiriya is also famous for its ancient frescoes, fragments of which are well preserved on the walls of ancient ruins.

5. Kandy and the tea plantations

The moist, warm climate of Sri Lanka can be tiring unusual Ukrainian tourists, especially in large quantities. Therefore, the best options for a break from the overly warm weather — to go to the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya for a tasting of these Ceylon teas and a visit to Kandy, Central province, Sri Lanka.

In Kandy is the temple complex Dalada Maligawa, storing the precious Buddhist relic-the tooth of Buddha. Every day you can see pilgrims coming to worship the Shrine — they are dressed in white robes and carrying flowers of the Lotus.


Date of publication: 02.12.2014