Seductive Sri Lanka woos veteran American travel blogger with our sites, sounds—and beautiful people!

 

Veteran US travel blogger Laureen Lund loves Sri Lanka—and says it was worth every ounce of the time and effort it took to get here!

She writes on the Home & Garden magazine website: “It’s not easy reaching Sri Lanka from the United States.

“But don’t let that stop you. It’s worth the effort to embrace the culture, history, beaches and spicy food, and most of all, to get to know the friendly, beautiful and happy people.”

 

She was especially take with Sigiriya Lion Rock “a not-to-be-missed historic relic from the fifth century; the Golden Temple of Dambulla, another incredible UNESCO site; and Minneriya National Park. The place to see hundreds of wild elephants.

No visit would be complete with out a visit to a tea plantation and factory, where the world-famous Ceylon brew originates.

And of course the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, Sri Lanka’s most revered Buddhist site that attracts hundreds of believers daily to the temple.

 

Meanwhile, she says, Yala is our most-visited national park, home to leopards, sloth bears, elephants, a variety of roaming deer and crocodiles, and many birds.

Nearby Galle Fort, occupied by the Dutch in the 1700s “has been restored since the 2004 tsunami and is a wonderful walk through history”.

And for sand and sea there’s the beach at Hikkaduwa with its “great swimming, surfing and sunbathing and have many shops and restaurants within easy access”.

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