What to See In and Around Galle

Galle’s history is a veritable tapestry of cultures. This Southwestern Sri Lankan seaport has been a cash cow for international seafaring traders and local rulers throughout the centuries. Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Persians all passed through Galle in their…

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5 Things to See in Kandy, Sri Lanka

One hundred and twenty nine kilometers northeast of Colombo lies Kandy. Historically known as Sri Lanka’s “hilly city,” Kandy is easily accessed by car via the Colombo-Kandy Road. Kandy, once known as Senkadagalapura, served as the last capital of Sri…

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What to See in Yala National Park

Located in southeastern Sri Lanka, Yala National Park is protected land spanning an area of 611 square kilometers. It is located approximately 322 kilometers from Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors are lucky enough…

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Top 12 Things to See and Do in Colombo

Located on the west coast, Colombo is Sri Lanka’s capital and largest city. Like Galle and other cities along the western coast, Colombo also endured a turbulent past under the rule of the Portuguese, Dutch, and British. But even before…

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What to See and Do in Anuradhapura

The sacred city of Anuradhapura is made up of monastic complexes dedicated to different sects of Buddhism including Theravada, Mahavihara, and Mahayana. It also has four monumental stupas (Jetavana, Ruyanvelisaya, Mirisavati and Abhayagiri). Visitors can also see the ruins of…

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Visiting the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

A few years back I had the opportunity to explore the incredible island of Sri Lanka – its beaches, cities, and ancient sites. Of all the cultural stops I visited, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress struck me as one of the…

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The Ancient Cities of Sri Lanka

Home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sri Lanka is flooded with opportunities for experiencing ancient history. All UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, and Anuradhapura are the three ancient cities that comprise the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. When…

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Moonstone Shopping in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has long been heralded as a place to find incredibly rare sapphires. You may have seen Princess Diana’s engagement ring that now belongs to Catherine “Kate” Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. That spectacle of a piece is an…

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