Five reasons why to visit Sri Lanka
1. Amazing nature of Sri Lanka – rare and unseen species of plants, interesting wildlife – almost tame squirrels running around the tables, the elephants watching you in the distance.
2. An unusually friendly, smiling, and somewhere naive people who are ready, always and everywhere, upon the first request to come to the aid.
3. An incredible variety of fruits – some 20 species of bananas, mangoes and other exotic fruits with hard-to say the name, and of course “penny” prices for food and transportation services.
4. Interesting program Ayurveda – $ 35 1.5 hour massage with aromatic oils – many options
5. Amazing tour program deep into the island of Sri Lanka, a large number of historical monuments, ranging from 5 century BC.
Sri Lanka – a unique island in the Indian Ocean, located near the southern coast of India, formerly known as Ceylon. Sri Lanka is equipped with everything for an entirely heaven vacation: the azure waters of the ocean, endless sandy beaches, and coconut palms on the shore. For the lovers of active and adventurous tourism the country tour agencies organize various excursions with a visit to the unique architectural monuments, Hindu temples, national parks and reserves.
Sri Lanka has a variety of animals spread around the world. Here there are predators: panthers, leopards, wild cats, lynxes, jackals, bears, monkeys. In large rivers are crocodiles having up to 8 meters of length. The variety of the world of birds is just astonishing: pink flamingos, white storks, colorful parrots, colorful peacocks. The symbol of Sri Lanka is world famous Ceylon tea, which is grown in the valleys, protected mountain range from northern winds. The overall picture of this island can be viewed in the craziness of the colors and the varieties- both of them are making you mood upgraded and give you an additional boost of having an awesome vacation here.
Sri Lanka – one of the most ancient countries in the world and this is not only about the monuments or the legendary conquerors. The thing is that some people believe that this small paradise is actually connected with the Bible Paradise. Somewhere in these parts, according to the legend, Adam and Eve descended to earth. Many ancient authors even point out the location of the Garden of Eden correlated with Taprobanom or Ceylon (until 1972 called Sri Lanka).
Except the legend this amazing island has many historical values protected by UNESCO, as well as a large number of places associated with the name of Buddha. Hundreds of kilometers of beaches and unique underwater world put Sri Lanka in a number of the world’s largest seaside resorts. On this amazing island with rich history and culture can make a very real journey in time to see the pristine nature, national holidays, to learn more about Buddhism, and even be on the edge of the earth – Mount Worlds End. That’s the main reason why some of the artist can this island the beginning and the end of the human world.
At any time of year, Sri Lanka struck a feeling of eternal summer and a constant riot of rich colors. But this doesn’t mean that weather on the island is as humid and straining as in some parts of India. In the necklace of white reefs the island looks like a pearl on blue velvet of the Indian Ocean. No accident that the great Indian poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore called Sri Lanka, “the pearl of the Indian Ocean”, and the Russian writer Chekhov, who visited the island in the early XX century – “a paradise”.
As to the cultural sites in Sri Lanka we might say that it’s one of the best places to get acquainted with the natural and historical monuments which are connected with Buddhism and Buddha. The first ones that come to mind are Adams Peak (2 243) – the holy mountain, a rock with footprints of the Buddha, Temple of the Tooth in Kandy (the tooth of the Buddha), Anuradhapura (ancient royal city of XI), the tree “Bo” (which used to be the tree under which Buddha was resting), Ruvanveliseya Dagobah (a huge ark).
To the lovers of the historical sites and art crafts there are various museums with collections of historical artifacts – in Colombo, Kandy, Ratnapura, Anuradhapura, Galle, and Trincomalee. In Colombo, the most interesting fort (old town), the main political and religious buildings are located – the Presidential Palace and Mosque Yami-ul-AFFA.
The majestic Mount Sigiriya is one of the main attractions of Sri Lanka. Built in the V century on top of the mountain stone castle was a reliable shelter for the king, it was built to protect the kingdom from the conquerors of the islands and the habitants of the continent. After a small rise on the stone steps a gaze of 11 amazing frescoes comes into the view, painted with natural dyes of special composition. On the top of the “lion” rock is still preserved a giant royal throne. All of this is being kept for making the idea of once powerful and undefeatable kingdom.
In the city of Polonnaruwa you can witness the ruins of the ancient capital of the Sinhala State. Here you can see the remains of a palace with huge statues of Buddha and the beautiful temple Vatadage. In the northern part of Polonnaruwa is the largest sculptural ensemble in the area – carved into the rocks three huge statues of Buddha. No surprise that this city is truly called a “Buddha Statue Gather Spot”.
In the suburbs of Kandy – Peradeniya – is Asia’s largest botanical garden with rare palm avenues, with lots of different kinds of tropical vegetation. Here is the tropical flora from around the world.
Summarizing we might call Sri Lanka a great mixture of various cultural, historical and natural amazements. Here you can find the representatives of all of three main branches of the religion, but the Buddhism is dominating, you can find both birds and reptiles next to the cute squirrels and of course the mixture of historical monuments and modern hotels.