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What places to visit for tourists in Sri Lanka?

This exotic island attracts a variety of tourists. In addition to the picturesque nature, you can find entertainment and excursions for every taste…

Luxury beach holidays are combined with excursions to ancient temples, vast tea plantations, national parks and, of course, tasting delicious food. Let’s look at the most interesting objects for tourists.
Pidgeon Island
This national Park is in many guidebooks, for example, miroved.com/countries/shri-lanka the island has white beaches, beautiful nature, and the sea around it is perfect for diving and snorkeling. Immersed in the turquoise waters of the sea you can observe the life of coral reefs and their inhabitants:

starfish;

hedgehogs’;

fish of all shapes and colors.

The best photos are taken at dawn and sunset.
Horton Plateau
Horton plateau is a complex of natural attractions: waterfalls, stone deserts, impenetrable forest, beautiful streams and rare animals. But most of all, tourists appreciate the cliff “End of the world” – an observation deck without fences, which fits right up to the edge of a steep, almost vertical rock. Most of the time, the ground below is hidden by clouds and it seems that this is really the very edge of the world. Only in the early morning, when the sky is clear, you can see the southern part of the island below and estimate the height of the natural elevation.
Tea center of Nuwara Eliya
To visit Sri Lanka and not learn about the local tea is a real crime. One of the most popular excursions to high-altitude tea plantations, as well as factories located near them. Here you will see how tea is grown, harvested and made. This is not only interesting, but also very beautiful. You will also try different types of tea, get acquainted with the local tea culture and learn how to distinguish real Ceylon tea from fakes.
Yala national Park
Elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, peacocks and many other interesting animals live here in their natural habitat. For tourists, Safari tours are conducted in jeeps with exit from the car in specially designated areas. During an exciting trip, you will not only see how different representatives of fauna coexist in the wild, but also be able to take beautiful photos against the background of interesting rocks, bald trees and interesting reservoirs.
Polonnaruwa Park
This temple complex is impossible to get around in one day, but it is so interesting that you will probably want to return again. The well-preserved ruins of the medieval city-capital seem to transfer to the past. In addition to temples, there are palaces, gardens, a library, and baths. The color is added by goats, macaques and cows that walk freely among the remains of ancient structures. Be careful, there are bats in some places.
Batticaloa Lagoon
An unusual phenomenon awaits guests of the Batticaloa lagoon. If you come here in the summer, go to the Lady Manning bridge at night to listen to the singing of fish. Especially clearly singing fish can be heard in the full moon. Scientists are still not sure where this sound effect comes from, but most are inclined to believe that the singing is made not by fish, but by shellfish. But in any case, you should hear this unusual and mysterious sound yourself.
The feast of Esala Perahera in Kandy
This Buddhist festival resembles the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. It has floating dates and is held for 11 days. Dancers, musicians, fakirs, acrobats and brightly decorated elephants March through the streets. The colorful decoration is complemented by luminous illumination, authentic musical motifs and melodies. So if you are lucky enough to be in the country during this religious event – be sure to visit Kandy.

Source: http://tourweek.ru/articles/world/311600 / © Tourweek.ru

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