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Sri Lanka travel facts

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Area (sq km): 64,740
Population: 20,064,776
Nationality: Sri Lankan
Local Name: Sri Lanka
Language: Sinhala,
Time Zone: +5.5 GMT
Currency: 1 rupee = 100 cents
Capital: Colombo
Dialling Code: +94
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .lk
Religion: Buddhist,
Climate: Tropical Monsoon,
Government: Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-15.00
Major Airports: Colombo(CMB)

Sri Lanka villas and tourism in Sri Lanka

Take advantage of all that tourism in Sri Lanka has to offer. Begin with Colombo sightseeing, visit the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy from Sri Lanka villas and delight in activities in Hikkaduwa.

Temple of the Tooth
Temple of the Tooth

Colombo & Wolvendaal Church

Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka. It is considered the political and commercial heart of the country and is often the starting point for visitors enjoying a Sri Lanka villas holiday. Colombo sightseeing begins in the Fort district which is the seat of commerce in Colombo and has good shopping prospects.

The Fort area was in fact a fort and still has a few colonial buildings including the outstanding clock tower. The Dehiwala Zoo has amassed an adequate assortment of animals, most indigenous to Sri Lanka and Asia.

The biggest and most enjoyable park in Colombo is Viharamahadevi Park with small canals, fountains, lovely plants and the Town Hall. The Dutch were once in control of Sri Lanka and left the Wolvendaal Church. The Dutch Period Museum exhibits the history of the colonial times of Sri Lanka. The Sapumal Foundation is home to interesting exhibitions including a wonderful art collection.

Temple of the Tooth

The city of Kandy is the cultural pulse of Sri Lanka. It is the gateway to the hill country of the south and the lovely villages to the north. The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy is the city’s most visited place.

The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy is the most important and scared Buddhist site. A tooth from the Buddha is kept here. This a pilgrimage site for the Buddhist people of Sri Lanka and there is also an annual procession to celebrate its importance. Reserve Sri Lanka villas and delight in all that Kandy has to offer.

Coral gardens Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa is the place for beachgoers, surfers and wake boarders. The beaches around Hikkaduwa are teeming with sports opportunities. The activities in Hikkaduwa include surfing, skiing, wakeboarding, coral exploration and elephant riding.

Of the many activities in Hikkaduwa the biggest is exploring the massive coral reef. Scuba divers and snorkellers flock here to marvel at the underwater world just offshore. The marine life is plentiful and the coral gardens are delightful. The overall charm of the town will entice you to stay and then return to Sri Lanka villas. Such are the delights of tourism in Sri Lanka from the sights of the capital Colombo, the cultural centre that is Kandy, to the activities on the beaches of Hikkaduwa.

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