Sri Lanka is an island of no great size, yet it has an extraordinary number of facets. As Sir Arthur C Clarke remarked: "The Island of Sri Lanka is a small universe; it contains as many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen times its size . . . I find it hard to believe that there is any country which scores so highly in all departments - which has so many advantages and so few disadvantages."  Lovely beaches, beautiful landscapes, impressive ruins, a vibrantculture and charming people. 




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Sri Lanka has a written history that goes well beyond 2000 years and the splendor of those grand old days are yet intact in some places. There are eight world heritage sites in Sri Lanka and and six of them are cultural ones. The most visited of them all is definitely the Sigiriya rock fortress which is sometime known as the eighth wonder of the world as well. There are so much to explore and enjoy in these historic sites that it will take a lifetime to visit all those places. Although you can visit a place like Sigiriya, Dambulla rock temple in one day you can never experience all the things the ancient city of Anuradhapura holds in one day. You can see the magnificent dagobas, beautiful palaces and the moonstones and guard stones surrounding them, beautifully carved ponds built for the clergy and royalty or enjoy hundreds of beautifully carved statues of Lord Buddha and other kings. If you are a lover of historical places there is no place as Sri Lanka to see them.

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Things To Do During Your Sri Lanka Holidays

By: David Price

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To spend a breath taking holiday in an isle of your dreams, visiting Sri Lanka will be a second to none option. There are some awesome places and sights in Sri Lanka which will make your holiday a sweet experience. Following page will show how you can get the most from you Sri Lanka holidays.

Almost all of the tourists look for some water fun in their holiday destinations. If you visit Sri Lanka, which is situated at the heart of Indian Ocean, you will also be able to do plenty of water related sports. There are a lot of sandy beaches in Sri Lanka. Lying on a beach with a book and a long drink is the dream many of us cherish. In Sri Lanka, you will be able to chill out on the sand to your hearts content. In fact, Sri Lank has become one of the world’s most favorite destinations for beach holidays. 

Sri Lanka is also a country that is famous for its spectacular scenery, historic temples and a rich culture. So, when you are in Sri Lanka, you can explore the historic sights and cultural areas. During your Sri Lanka holidays, you will have the opportunity to experience such fabled places as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, with its statues and shrines. You will see fifty six statues only in a single cave.


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During your Sri Lanka holidays, you can also visit Sigiriya. It is a rock that is very impressive to look at. It is such a stunnig place that some people would like to include this World Heritage Site into the Ancient Wonders of the World.  If you visit Sigiriya, its  thousands years old caves and gardens will amaze you. So, if you want to have a look of the best architecture and engineering of ancient Sri Lanka, you should visit SIGIRIYA. 

In Sri Lanka, you can take a historical journey. The city that is very well known for heritage and culture is ANURADHAPURA. This is the place where the ancient kingdoms were made and the rulers of the country lived. So, during your Sri Lanka holiday, you can take a tour to ANURADHAPURA.

It may seem surprising but true that you can also have a little safari and watch the wildlife during your Sri Lanka holidays. The most famous place for the Sri Lanka safari is the YALA NATIONAL PARK. You will be able to see many rare animals, if you visit this park. A safari experience in Sri Lanka will just amaze you.

If you want to pass an undisturbed Sri Lanka holiday, you should take a holiday package. There are Sri Lanka holiday packages available throughout the year. There are many travel agencies including the online travel agencies, who arrange the Sri Lanka holiday packages the year round.

Thus, if you are planning a Sri Lanka holiday, an exciting journey waits for you.  So, visit Sri Lanka any time of the year and explore the hidden treasures of this most scenic island of the world.

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David Price writes about Sri Lanka Holidays. For more information on Holidays in Sri Lanka visit

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