Sri Lanka

With a documented history spanning more than 3,000 years, Sri Lanka is a country of rich culture and historical heritage. The buddhist temples are just fabulous. I visited the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy (said to be the holder of the sacred relic of the tooth of Buddha).

Just walking around the capital of Colombo or driving around the country is a fascinating experience. Main attractions close to Colombo include the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the delightful Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

Main sights in Colombo include the well-developed area around Galle Face, Kollupitiya Market, Viharahamahadevi Park, the National Museum of Colombo, the Sima Malaka Meditation Centre and the aforementioned exquisite Gangaramaya Temple. Finally, the food in Sri Lanka is outstanding (don't miss some delicious papadum).

Additional info:
- country entry on Wikipedia
- country profile on Wikivoyage

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Sri Lanka

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