Welcome to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is shaped like a drop of water and is called "God's Tears" and "Pearl of the Indian Ocean".
Sri Lanka can be described as a "small land with rice resources". Although it is not large, its tourism resources are extremely rich. There are eight world heritage sites, charming seashores, mysterious religions, animals and plants, hospitable people and unique exotic culture.
In addition, Sri Lanka's gems and black tea are famous all over the world.
So Much in So Little
Sri Lanka is listed as one of the 34 biodiversity conservation hotspots in the world by Conservation International. It is the greenest island in Asia. There are more than 100 rivers and waterfalls. Although Sri Lanka is a small island country, it has an all-encompassing biodiversity. Sri Lanka's species are not only rich but also unique. Among the biological species in Sri Lanka, 30% of vertebrates and 28% of flower species can only be found in Sri Lanka.
The number of leopards living in the wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka is the highest in the world. In Sri Lanka, you can see not only the blue whale, the largest mammal in the ocean, but also the largest mammal on land, the elephant.
- 1 Sigiriya Famous for the Lion's Rock
- 2 Galle An arts colony and its expat community
- 3 Kandy The second largest city
- 4 Polonnaruwa Known for the ruins of this ancient garden city
- 5 Mirissa The best beach resort for the holiday
- 6 Yala National Park The largest wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka
- 7 Colombo The commercial capital of Sri Lanka
- 8 Anuradhapura An ancient sacred city much like Peru’s Machu Picchu
- 9 Nuwara Eliya The country’s tea production capital
- 10 Bentota The most popular beach for surfing, sailing and snorkeling
Best time to visit Sri Lanka
December to March is the best time to travel in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is hot all year round, there are dry and rainy seasons. Sri Lanka has two rainy seasons throughout the year, from May to August and November to February of the following year.
November-March: The peak season, especially around Christmas, a large number of European tourists come here for vacation.
May-September: It is the rainy season of the southwest and the dry season of the northeast. The Festival of the Tooth is held in August.
Suggested travel days
8 days at least.
You can first stay in Negombo at the night you arrive in Sri Lanka by plane, then explore the ancient city of Anuradhapura, visit the Lion Rock in Sigiriya, and go to Minai Experience an elephant hunting trip in Riya National Park, visit the ancient cultural capital of Kandy, visit the hometown of black tea, stroll through the colonial capital of Galle, and finally return home after shopping spree in the capital, Colombo.
Top things to do in Sri Lanka
- Climbing the eighth wonder of the world - Lion Rock
There are two things worth experiencing on this huge rock: admire the world-famous "Angel Girl" mural in Sigiriya on the spiral staircase; the other is to climb to the top and watch the sunset over the land.
- Bathe in the sacred light of Buddha Tooth Festival
In August, a 10-day celebration of the Buddha Tooth Day is held here. This is one of the most grand Buddhist festivals in the world, attracting Buddhists and thousands of tourists from all over the world to participate.
- Visit the Elephant Orphanage
The most famous elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka is called Pinnawala, which is one and a half hours away from Negombo. Here you can see elephants bathing in the river.
- Watch the wonders of fishermen on stilts at sea
Stilt fishermen were once the most representative picture of Sri Lanka. They are mainly concentrated in the shallow waters of the southwest coast, and can be seen from Galle to Mirissa.