For those who want to travel to Sri Lanka, it is a remarkable and interesting country to travel to. That’s because it serves as a link between West Asia and Southeast Asia. It also has a historic and culturally rich past being the center of Buddhism from the ancient times. Today it is still one of the few places of South Asia where the remnants of Buddhism still exist. It is famous for the export of tea, coffee, rubber, cinnamon and coconut.
UNESCO World Heritage Tourist Sites in Sri Lanka
Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
Ancient City of Sigiriya
Sacred City of Anuradhapura
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Sacred City of Kandy
Sinharaja Forest Reserve 27
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
The historic and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka is associated with its mention in the Hindu Epics and Islamic folklore. In the Hindu book, Ramayana, it is referred to as Lanka, meaning “Resplendent Land”. According to Islamic folklore, Sri Lanka is where Adam and Eve had made their abode upon being expelled from the Garden of Eden. Asian poets once referred to Sri Lanka as the “Pearl upon the brow of India” because of its dazzling beauty. After years of turmoil the nation was torn apart by communal violence and is now referred to as the “Fallen Tear”.
Travel Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka tourism is one of the most talked about among European tourists because of thousands of years of legendary stories in this country. There are colorful festive activities worth being part of during travel Sri Lanka tours. This wonderful country is rich with flora and fauna, as well as wildlife to explore and marvel at. For those tourists looking for thrills, you can go to some of the most beautiful scuba diving spots.