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Sri Lanka-Vacation In A Paradise
Sri Lanka is a land of hospitable people that welcome tourists from across the globe. Be it a beach vacation, wildlife adventures or quality spa time Sri Lanka has made room for it all. The island maybe small but it is a perfect location for a holiday because of the diverse landscapes and natural resources it offers.
Packed into one of the many small islands in Asia is the island of Sri Lanka that is home to a rich cultural history, abundant beaches, an interesting selection of spicy food and friendly people. Most people are yet to discover the many wonders of the country. It was once torn apart by an ethnic conflict but since 2009 the country has declared peace and it is now a hotspot for holidays and vacations. Even the Lonely Planet ranks the island as the number one country to visit in 2013. What is most fascinating about the island is that although small it is a country that is extremely diverse. There are four major ethnicities in the country, the Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher communities. They have their own unique culture and traditions which you can experience all year round when you visit. When vacationing here you will be awed by the magnificent structures of Buddha statues, Buddhist temples and Buddhist fine arts that are within the country. The Tamils have their own Hindu culture which also makes up a significant portion of cultural traditions. If you visit any of the Hindu temples in the island you can observe Hindu rituals and practices. The Muslims have marked their presence too and observe Islamic traditions. All in all the ethnic diversity in Sri Lanka is fascinating and worth experiencing when you visit.
The island has much to offer in terms of historical monuments. There are relics of ancient kingdoms scattered across the country and most of them are tourist attractions which you will have access to. Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya are a must see if you are interested in history and historical remains. Apart from the history there are some amazing beaches in Sri Lanka. Since it is an island, the entire country has a coastline with beautiful beach areas. Some of the most stunning coastal cities are Pasikuda, Trincomalee, Galle, Hambantota and Unawatuna.
Visitors to the country must try out some of the local cuisine. The main dish is rice and curry, but there is a wide range of fruits and veggies to taste. Even if it might be too spicy for your palette you should try a 'rice packet' or a 'rice and curry' buffet, you never know if you might like the flavours. The holiday in Sri Lanka would be incomplete if you don't see a Sri Lankan elephant. Check out some of the wildlife tours and look for companies that offer packages on holiday travel Sri Lanka. Your vacation in this country is bound to be memorable and Sri Lanka holiday travel agents are sure to give you the trip of a lifetime.