45 Adventures This is What to See and do in Sri Lanka ...

By Neecey

45 Adventures This is What to See and do in Sri Lanka ...

Sri Lanka is a magical place. Sitting off the toe of India, it is colorful, noisy, enchanting, spiritual and endlessly fascinating. If you are lucky enough to find yourself on your way to Sri Lanka, here's your list of things to see and do.

1 Step on a Moonstone

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The ruins of Anuradhapura.

2 Sigiriya

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King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3 Take a Photo of a Breathtaking View

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The view from the top of Sigiriya.

4 View the Artistry of a Hindu Temple

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Sri Subramaniya Kovil in Colombo

5 Watch the Goings on at the Elephant Orphanage

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Pinnawala, Sabaragamuwa River

6 Shop for Gems

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Sri Lankan sapphires are among the finest grade gems found anywhere.

7 Snap a Picture of a Stunning Beach

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Unawatuna Beach

8 Visit a Cave Monastery

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The cave monastery of Dambulla, a World Heritage site, has five sanctuaries and is the largest, best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.

9 Smell the Gorgeous Flowers

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The Royal Botanical Garden Peradeniya near Kandy

10 Climb Ancient Stone Steps

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Staircase at Yapahuwa Temple

11 See Centuries Old Hunter/gatherer Techniques

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The stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka.

12 Take a Train Ride Though the Hill Country

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Sri Lanka's Hill Country is a place where you can wear a fleece in the daytime and cuddle up beside a log fire in the evening.

13 Take a Ride in a Tuktuk

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An experience not to be missed.

14 Visit a Tea Plantation

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Many plantations offer tours to see how tea is made.

15 Lounge by the Pool

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Amanwella, a modernist perch in Tangalle, on Sri Lanka’s southern coast.

16 Make Footprints in the Sand

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Mirissa Beach

17 See a Stunning Waterfall

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Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa - Colombo

18 Visit a Spice Plantation

Sri Lanka harvest peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamon, sandalwood, cloves and so many other spices.

19 Be Awed by Huge Statues

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Dambulla Cave Temple

20 Visit a National Park

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An elephant in Habarana National Park

21 See Incredibly Colorful Birds

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An Asian Fairy Bluebird

22 Take a Pew at a Beach Bar

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Unawatuna Beach

23 Admire the Carvings

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The Gal Vihara, is a rock temple of the Buddha situated in the UNESCO listed ancient city of Polonnaruwa

24 Dine on Traditional Sri Lankan Food

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Egg hoppers and chicken curry

25 See Wonderful Wildlife

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A Sri Lanka leopard known as a kotiya

26 Catch a Magical Sunset

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27 Go for a Long Walk and Get Drenched in the Mist

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Nuwara Eliya

28 Visit a Sacred City

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29 See a Collection of Buddhas

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Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo

30 Visit an Old Colonial Town

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Downtown Kandy

31 Catch Your Breath

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Galle Beach

32 Gaze up at a Very Tall Buddha

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The Aukuna Buddha in Anuradhapura was built during King Dhatusena's reign (455-473AD). The +40ft statute was carved out on a massive rock face.

33 Shop at a Market

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Like everywhere in Asia, the markets are really colorful, noisy and aromatic.

34 See a Relic of Buddha

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Sri Dalada Maligawa aka Temple of the Tooth in Kandy is home to a Buddhist relic - one of Buddha's teeth.

35 See Conservation in Action

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Turtle Conservation Project, Kosgoda.

36 Tread in a Place of Legend

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Seetha Amman Kovil in Seetha Eliya. It is believed that Sitha was held captive here by the king Ravana as told in the Hindu epic, Ramayana.

37 See Ancient Crafts

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A mask maker.

38 Adam's Peak

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Adam’s Peak is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e.,"sacred footprint", a 1.8 m (5ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas. In Islamic tradition it is the site where Adam fell to earth and where his footprint cane found

39 Visit the Capital

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Colombo is noisy, noxious, overcrowded, edged by slums but also an absolutely fascinating place to visit.

40 Crane Your Neck to See the Top

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Kandaswamy Kovil in Nalluir is one of the most significant Hindu temples in Northern Sri Lanka

41 Take a Crazy Dive

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The stony ramparts at Galle

42 Climb up to Where Sri Lankan Buddhism Began

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1840 steps, bordered with frangipane trees, leading to Mihintale, where the story of Sri Lankan Buddhism began.

43 Go Scuba Diving

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Trincomalee in the East Coast of Sri Lanka

44 See the Sri Lankans at Work

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Tamil farmers transporting coconut husks.

45 Chill and Reflect on a Fabulous Holiday

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Tangalla Beach

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