Although the old colonial powers left Sri Lanka decades ago, European influences can still be seen in the stunning architecture and the outstanding cuisine of this spellbinding nation.
From ancient overgrown cities to ethnic festivals, this jewel dazzles like a diamond. Few islands in the world can offer the diversity that Sri Lanka does.
Sri Lanka has eight UNESCO World Heritage sites within its 'cultural triangle'. This includes the Sigiriya rock fortress, the Dambulla cave temples and the sacred cities at Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Kandy.
With Sri Lanka's striking architecture, ancient city ruins, colourful temples, flourishing wildlife, jungles and uniquely superb food, there is so much to see and do in Sri Lanka. This jewel of south Asia really is one of the world's greatest best-kept secrets and the perfect destination to combine a cultural and historical holiday along with relaxation on the beach.
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