Kandy: chill by the scenic city lake, enjoy the mountain atmosphere of central Sri Lanka or learn more about Buddhism at the centenary Temple of the Tooth.
Sigiriya: explore an ancient rock fortress more than 200m tall and feel the vibes of ancient Sri Lanka.
Galle: relax at Sri Lankan “little Italy” and watch the sunset by the Galle Fort, go to Galle Lighthouse or visit the National Maritime Museum.
Ella: get comfortable in a beautiful and rich village in the middle of Sri Lankan mountains and enjoy hiking, going to waterfalls or just looking at the famous Nine Arch Bridge.
Adam’s Peak: watch the sunrise from Sri Lanka’s most sacred mountain, 2,200m above sea level. Located in central Sri Lanka it attracts pilgrims of many religions, including Buddhism, Christianism, and Islamism.
Yala National Park: visit the most famous Sri Lanka’s wildlife park and watch leopards, elephants, crocodiles and exotic birds; or visit the ancient Buddhist monastery of Sithulpawwa.
Even though it’s possible to find some litter on some of the beaches in the country, mainly in big cities like Colombo, most of the beaches in Sri Lanka are clean and in good conditions for lying on the sand, swimming, surfing or just relaxing. Some of the most famous coastal cities are Galle, Weligama, Mirissa, Tangale, Hikkaduwa and Trincomalee, among others.
Even though Sri Lanka is still not considered a developed country, it has one of the highest GDP (gross domestic product) among the South Asian countries, specially taking in consideration its small size compared to other countries. Its GDP was rated in 87.17 billion USD in 2017 with an annual growth rate of 3.1%.
Written by Maria Clara