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Pettah

Pettah is not only great for bargain shopping, but also experiencing a whole other side to Colombo, aside from restaurants and cafes. Be warned, the place is incredibly crowded at all hours of the day, so be alert. The streets are lined with an assortment …

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Rock Cave Temple

Also called the Golden Temple, the series of rock caves in Dambulla is spectacular to say the least. Though it is a point of attraction today for locals and tourists alike, they were once where Buddhist monks sought refuge in and lived out their days …

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Museum of Wall Paintings

As you may have gathered, Sri Lanka is a country that has been heavily immersed in artistic pursuits, and excellently preserved works stand testimony to its authentic talent, drawing in crowds for years. Of the many places you can view these works, the Museum of …

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Balloon Ride

Hot-air sunrise balloon rides from Dambulla are a breath-taking experience. Whether you’re thinking of celebrating a special occasion mid-air surrounded by panoramic views or are looking for a different adventure, this is sure to satisfy your soul. Aside from this, it’s also an incredibly efficient …

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Minneriya National Park

Found in the North Central plains of the island, Minneriya National Park is a utopia for wildlife, elephants in particular. Book a safari time that’s convenient, and watch the park’s creatures go about their daily lives in their natural habitat. Elephants are an endangered species, …

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Kaudulla National Park

If you have time or time constraints, visit Kaudulla national park as well. Located in closer proximity to Dambulla than Minneriya, it’s one of the more recent national parks, established in 2002. The park is the result of an irrigation tank constructed by King Mahasen, …

National Museum

The National Museum is an excellent place for visitors to receive a ‘crash course’ of sorts about Sri Lanka. It was recently furbished, but its original structure has been retained. Unveiled on January 01st 1877, it was founded by Sri Lanka’s then British Governor of …