Collected by Nic Ray
Sri Pada / Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka
We are born, and soon our little foot is being dipped in ink and imprinted on our birth certificates – marking our ‘official’ beginning. In Sri Lanka the birth of the main religions also came to life with a footprint – a sacred footprint. However...
World's End Rd, Sri Lanka
Visit Horton Plains National Park’s much-heralded, spectacular vantage point — World’s End — before 10:00 a.m., at which time — more or less — clouds obstruct one’s vision. The view is incredible. Sri Lanka: My Favorite Trip Yet:...
Hantana Rd, Sri Lanka
The Ceylon Tea Museum is located in an old tea factory in Hantane, on the outskirts of Kandy. The entrance fee includes a guided tour of the building, introducing both the machinery of the 19th century and the process of making tea. The optional...
30 Saranankara Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Freedom Lodge is near the lake, but just up the street and away from the loud road. Beware: at the train station, there are many tuk-tuks willing to take you to a hotel or guesthouse that is (too) close to the action downtown, but Freedom Lodge is...
Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
The Temple of the Tooth is sacred because it houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Per ancient lore, whoever holds the relic holds the governance of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka: My Favorite Trip Yet: http://bit.ly/11i4x2x
3, 2 ගාලු පාර, කොළඹ 00300, Sri Lanka
Now and again, a sunset is more than just a sunset. Such is the case from the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. One of the most relaxing places on earth to watch the sun go down - so long as there's plenty of malty Lion Stout at hand. The Galle Face...
61 Sri Jinarathana Rd, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka
Elephants are part and parcel of the Sri Lanka identity and experience, and feature in processions held at a number of temples during the year. The Esala Perahera, held in July or August in Kandy, is the country's largest festival featuring...
Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sky Lounge, the rooftop bar at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, has one of the best sunsets going in the city. Take your pick to accompany your sundowner: the sun as it dips into the Indian Ocean, or the panorama along the shore from the edge of...
Church St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Walking slowly along the Galle fort ramparts affords one a glimpse back in time, and a moment to reflect on the magic of travel. We stood and watched as local boys jumped from the walls into the shallow waters below, shrieking with excitement,...
Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
One of the classic things to do in the historic city of Galle is to "Walk the Fort". Old Galle is a peninsula surrounded by fort walls from its colonial period which can still be walked around offering great ocean views and excellent people...
Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Galle fort and the city of Galle has a wonderful colonial past that differentiates this gorgeous city from the rest of the country of Sri Lanka. With previous landmarks and architecture left from the Portuguese, Dutch and English settlers, a...
Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
All of Galle Fort goes out to enjoy the sunsets: families walk the walls together; the little girls show-off their bright dresses and the young boys play ball. Tourists perch on roofs and balconies to watch the sun descend into the Bay of Bengal....
Cheena Kotuwa, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Sithuvili is a fantastic place to shop for traditional hand crafted Sri Lankan masks, among other goodies. Being that masks are one of the only things I collect on the road, it was a great place to explore. Part of the fun of finding Sithuvili is...
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