Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a state in South Asia, on the island of the same name off the southeast coast of Hindustan. From the time of Portuguese invasion and until 1972 in European languages ​​the country was called Ceylon (from the Portuguese Ceilao). Sri Lanka means “glorious, blessed land” in Sanskrit.

An increasing role in the economy of Sri Lanka is played by tourism (9% of GDP in 2004).


Sri Lanka

Tourism in Sri Lanka is one of the most developed sectors of the economy, which is facilitated by the presence in the country of a large number of both historical and natural attractions.
As of 2011, Sri Lanka’s 8 World Heritage Sites are subdivided into 7 Cultural Sites and 1 Natural Site. 2 cultural sites are recognized as masterpieces of human genius (criterion i).

Seaside resort towns (Moratuwa, Galle), historical sights of Kandy, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya are popular.

Sri Lanka Travel Guide







Tourists also visit tea plantations, national parks and religious and historical monuments of Buddhism, for example, the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy (the ancient capital of the island), which houses one of the most revered Buddhist shrines – the tooth of the Buddha. The Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy officially contains the Tooth Removal from the cremation site of Gautama Buddha’s body, the only remaining tangible evidence of Gautama Buddha’s existence.

Natural attractions are numerous reserves that preserve the rich fauna and bird life of the island, such as Yala National Park in the south, Wilpattu National Park in the northwest and many others, smaller, but no less interesting, especially for bird lovers. In addition, Sri Lanka is notable for the fact that it is the only one that still has a significant number of wild Indian elephants living freely in nature.

Prices in Sri Lanka:

Whale hunting USD 350

Diving $30

Cocktail $1.7

Dinner of local food $12 (about 300 grams toothy fish, 300 grams of rice and bull penis soup)

Rice with vegetables $1.65




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