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Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Sri Lanka

Nicola Williams October 10, 2014

Are you looking for a tourist destination to spend your holiday, a place to relax and get away from the stress brought about by the daily schedules of life? A place to enjoy and relax as you sample the natural beauty created by God? Sri Lanka is the ideal place for you. Because of their unique features dating back to ancient times and kingdoms, the outlined attractions are the best destinations for any tourist visiting the country.

Top 5 tourist attractions in Sri Lanka

  1. Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya - Sri Lanka

This place is popularly referred by the locals as the little England. Of all the islands in Sri Lanka, this is the coldest island. This place presents a number of features to enjoy including waterfalls, mountains, tea plantations and hills. All these features pose beautiful scenery for a tourist to enjoy. Moreover, you will see a number of buildings built by the British during the colonial era and sample the British building architectural styles.

  1. Kandy

Kandy - Sri Lanka

Here you will have an opportunity of visiting a hill where the British conquerors or empire was handed over power by the then Singhalese king. In addition, you will have an opportunity of visiting the crafts and arts center, the market where you will sample traditional items from the locals. Besides, you will come into contact with the cultural heritage of the Srilankan people. You will have a chance of visiting the Sacred Tooth Temple that was constructed in the fourth century.

  1. Arugambay

Arugambay Sri Lanka

This is a popular destination for tourists where you will have an opportunity of surfing and relaxing in the coastal area. The bay is located in the southeast part of Sri Lanka, three hundred kilometers from Colombo, the capital city of Srilankan Islands. The bay is ideal for tourists who are on a low budget. You will also have an opportunity of observing the initiatives carried out by the private sector to revamp the ailing status of the bay.

  1. Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

This was the ancient capital of Sri Lanka till the end of the 10th century AD. This is the place where the political powers were centered not only in this country but the whole of South Asia. This was the city where people from the South Asian region enjoyed their urban life. As a result you will have an opportunity of sampling the ruins of civilization of the Srilankan people and their counter parts in the region.

The city is regarded as sacred by the Buddhists hence it is encircled by monasteries in an area of around forty square kilometers. What is more, the Hindu religion considers this ancient city as the capital of king Ravana. They believe that this is the place where the king resided.

  1. Bentota

Bentota Sri Lanka

This is the coastal city well known for beautiful beaches. The city is found on the Southern province of the country. The city hosts quite a good number of foreign tourists every year. The reason why a good number of tourists like this city is the good number of high class hotels and the hospitality of the locals. Again, if you are an alcoholic drinker, you will sample Toddy drink produced locally.

Before setting out your journey to this beautiful country, you have to apply first for Srilankan visas to permit you to enter the country. The attractions outlined are the best attractions you can find not only in Sri Lanka but the whole of South Asia.

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