Daily Mirror UK: 10 beautiful places in Sri Lanka you’ll want to add to your bucket list

 

Veteran travel writer Julie Delahaye says in the Daily Mirror UK: “There are plenty of amazing things to see and do in Sri Lanka, but these ones need to be top of the itinerary.”

“If you’re after a holiday packed with culture and spectacular scenery and wildlife, then Sri Lanka could be just the ticket.

“After all, it boasts a plethora of jaw-dropping temples and pristine beaches, as well as plenty of eye-catching landmarks that have stood the test of time.”

 

Top of the list is Sigiriya, the magnificent rock fortress said to have been built by King Kasyapa, and which takes its name from the enormous stone carved lion that forms the gateway into the breathtaking fortress.

“It’s a steep climb, but it’s well worth it for the spectacular views – although you may want to head early as it can get crowded with all the tourists wanting to see this icon.”

 

Nestled in the heart of the lush natural surroundings, Ramboda Falls makes for a beautiful natural landmark—you can also hike to the top for unrivalled views of the scenery.

Catch a glimpse of the island’s natural beauty in the breathtaking Royal Botanical Gardens, where you’ll be greeted by a plethora of colourful and eye-catching plants.

The spectacular Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Buddhist temple sits in Kelaniya, and hosts the Duruthu Maha Perehera festival marking the start of the Buddhist calendar each year.

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