Murugan Temple in Galle Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is an exotic and very beautiful place. It is full of wildlife, nature, culture, and jovial faces. The country is an island located at the south of India. In the list below you will get an idea of the best places to visit when you travel in Sri Lanka.

Yale National park

This country is among the best places in Asia to see wildlife. Yala is the most popular National park in the country and there you will find a variety of wildlife animals such as elephants, lions, leopards and many others. It is located at the southeast of the country.

Do you know that the Yala national park has the highest number of leopards in the world? Besides that it hosts monkeys, crocodiles, and a huge number of different species of birds. If you love nature and animals this is the most incredible place to visit.

Galle and The Dutch Fortress

Murugan Temple in Galle

Galle is an amazing city full of wonders. You should not miss it when traveling to Sri Lanka. It is full of gracious Dutch-era villas and amazing seaside shores.

Travelers are impressed by the awesome atmosphere and its beauties. Additionally, the old town with the dutch fortifications surrounded by ocean in three sides is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Adam’s Peak

This is a mountain 2.243 meters tall; it is in the central region of the country. Adam’s peak has been an important feature for the last two thousand years. Myths say that it is Adam’s first arrival after being exiled from Eden. Also, Buddhist tradition claims that it was the footprint of Buddha. For you to enjoy the adventure of the peak, you need to start trekking in the morning just before the sunrise. Surely this will be a momory you will never forget.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

It is also known as the Lion’s Rock. It is an amazing old fortress that was built on top of a rock. There is also an interesting story behind this Sigiriya rock. King Kashyapa built a beautiful palace on top of this fortress rock in the fear of being expelled from power. It has astonishing architecture and it’s really a place you must visit.

Polonnaruwa

In ancient days kings ruled the central region of Sri Lanka from Polonnaruwa till 800 years ago. It was known as a religious and commercial center. When you visit Polonnaruwa you will have a chance to see and explore thousands of ancient structures such as tombs, temples, statues and many others. If you really love history and adventuring in ruins this is the place to visit in Sri Lanka.

Dambulla Golden Cave Temple

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Dambulla golden cave temple is also declared as a UNESCO Word of Heritage site in the year 1991. It has five caves and 157 statues of the Buddha. Inside the temple, there are many paintings on walls and ceilings since hundreds of years ago. This Royal rock Temple is located around 160 meters above the southern part road of Dambulla town. At this point you can see Sigiriya since it is located 20 kilometers from this to town of Dambulla.

Sri Lanka Capital – Colombo

colombo Sri Lanka

This is the largest city of Sri Lanka and also its capital. It has become a destination worth visiting since it is the gate away for almost all the travelers who are traveling to Sri Lanka. Many travelers start and end their adventures in this city. It has a buzzy culinary scene and a rich history. Some of the best places to visit include the spectacular Gangaramaya temple, the National Museum and Beira Lake.

Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth

the Temple of the Tooth Sri Lanka

When you are visiting Sri Lanka you should not forget to visit Kandy and the Temple of the tooth. It is located in the central area of the island and it’s the second largest city in Sri Lanka and the last traditional kingdom capital. This beautiful city is the home of one of the most sacred Buddhist temples around the globe, the Temple of the tooth. Between July and August, it hosts festivals of the tooth. The ceremony has drummers, fire eater’s, dancers and many others. It is a place you definitely need to see.

A Sri Lanka Adventure for You!

From Dambulla Golden Cave Temple to Yale National Park, visiting Sri Lanka will be a once in a lifetime adventure! Those are only a few of the places you must visit when traveling to Sri Lanka, let us know if you have any tips to add in the comments below…

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