Sri Lanka

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

I didn't get to spend too much time in the country, as there's definitely a lot to explore. Main attractions visited close to Colombo include the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the delightful Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

Main sites that I enjoyed in Colombo include the well-developed area around Galle Face Green, Kollupitiya Market, Viharahamahadevi Park, the very good National Museum of Colombo, Sima Malaka Meditation Centre and the aforementioned exquisite Gangaramaya Temple. Finally, the food in Sri Lanka is outstanding, some of the best I've ever had in my life (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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