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1982/2020

First/Last visit:

Number of visits:

7

Personal Rating:

48/193

UNESCO Sites visited:

7/8

Places Visited:

Colombo, Negombo, Mt.Lavinia, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains National Park, Galle, Dambulla, Polonnaruva, Trincomalee, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Vavuniya, Kegalle, Puttalam

Highlights:

Colombo discover the city by foot, tuk-tuk or tour bus. Visit the Red Mosque and nearby Pettah market, Independance Memorial Hall and the National Museum, Sri Kaileswaram, the oldest Hindu temple in the city, Gangaramaya temple, relax at Mt. Lavinia beach, Evening stroll at Galle Face Green along the Ocean, Go up Lotus Tower that should be open by now. Colombo Zoo in Dehiwala.Port Maritime Museum. Dambulla Golden Cave Temple UNESCO, Surf at Kikkaduwa, Polonnaruva Ancient City UNESCO, Sigiriya Fortress Rock (good for sunset) UNESCO and just adjacent the less famous Pidurangala Rock (good for sunrise), Ride the Kandy to Ella train for less than 2 dollars, great scenery, 5 hours. Kandy Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Tusker Raja Museum. Walk around Kandy Lake. Botanical Garden. Trekking through a tea plantation near Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains National Park UNESCO and Baker's Falls, Safari in Kaudulla National Park, Palm tree swing at Dalawella beach, the sacred city of Anuradhapura UNESCO, the first capital of Sri Lanka. Old town of Galle with ramparts, fortress and lighthouse UNESCO, Peak Wilderness Sanctuary. Knuckles Forest Reserve.