Sri Lanka Tourism: Tourism in Sri Lanka has been hit hard by the recent economic crisis. However, there are still many places to visit and things to do. Here are five reasons why you should consider visiting Sri Lanka in the near future.
History and Culture
Sri Lanka is home to a rich history and culture that is unlike anywhere else in the world. It has thousands of years of history that can be seen throughout the island. There are a number of important historical landmarks to visit on the island including the ancient Buddhist statues at the Sri Dalada Maligawa temple, which is also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, and the striking ruins of Polonnaruwa, the Sri Lankan capital in the 12th century. There are also a number of fascinating museums where one can learn about the history of Sri Lanka and see the many artifacts that have been left behind by the country’s famous past rulers. These are just a few things that make Sri Lanka such a unique place to visit and there is so much to explore!
Wildlife and Nature
Sri Lanka has some fantastic natural beauty and this is one of the main reasons why it is so popular among tourists. The island comprises rugged landscapes full of lush tropical jungles and stunning mountain ranges. There are many national parks in Sri Lanka where tourists can enjoy a guided safari to spot some of the beautiful wildlife that calls the island home.
Sri Lanka also has some of the best beaches in the world and it is no surprise that this is one of the things that many people come to see on their visit to the island. One of the most popular beaches is Unawatuna Beach in the south of the island where there are plenty of bars and restaurants to spend a day, relaxing on the beach and enjoying a drink or two!
Affordable Accommodation and Food
One of the things I love about Sri Lanka is the affordability of the food and accommodation here. One can get a great meal for very little money and there are plenty of hotels to choose from at a wide range of prices to suit every budget. Whether staying in a hotel or camping out in the wild, there is somewhere here for everyone to enjoy!
The people of Sri Lanka are extremely friendly and welcoming which is one of the reasons why so many people come to visit the island every year. Tourists will find locals everywhere who are willing to help if you should need it and there is always time to stop and chat with new friends along the way!