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Kandy is the last capital city of Sri Lankan Kingdom, epicentre of Buddhism in Sri Lanka protecting Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic in its Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple. The atmosphere of the city could be similar to the Europian holiday mountain destinations with Asian spices above. Beside The Temple, you can visit The Bahiravokanda Temple with majestic statue of sitting Buddha overlooking the centre of the city, Kandy Dances, one of their famous Ayurvedic centres or just walk around the lake to shop and to feel the atmosphere.
Sigiriya is protected World Heritage Site under UNESCO and even if you will not climb this few hundred stairs up to the top of what The Winter Palace once used to be, you will enjoy beautiful ancient gardens with working fountain and remains of one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka.
Polonnaruwa is your MUST SEE site when in Sri Lanka. The second ancient capital city displays variety of different architectonical styles of the ancient kings, and comparing to the other sites of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa offers bike rides around which are quite refreshing after few hours in the car or bus to get there. Bike tour will take you around the best sites in about 2 to 3 hours.
You can’t be closer to this majestic animals more than in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Elephants go for bath every day between 10 to 12 AM and 2 to 4 PM.
Golden Temple of Dambulla is a site not to miss and it is worth climbing up to the caves at the top of Dambulla Rock. Hundreds of paintings and statues will introduce Lord Buddha’s story. This will be your most colourful experience from the island.
Every year from December to April thousands come to climb this holly mountain. Sri Lankans believe that Lord Buddha stopped to rest at the top of the peak when he travelled around Sri Lanka. When English came to Ceylon, they tried to make Christian community stronger and to make them appreciate their own island the pastors said that Adam fall from the Heaven to this mountain and his footprints can be seen.
Little England of Sri Lanka is a famous place not only for tourists but for rich locals from the coast who build their bungalows around The Gregory Lake and who spend their weekend far from the sea and sun. The kingdom of the Sri Lankan tea will not disappoint you. Make sure that you book your accommodation early when travelling in the time of Sri Lankan bank holidays.
The meeting point for all backpackers coming to Sri Lanka. Different hikes are available around the little mountain village. In the evening bars are full of foreigners and local people and great atmosphere can be felt everywhere.
When you are done with your round tour, South and West Coast will offer different styles of accommodation. It is very close from every city on the coast to visit The Dutch Fort of Galle. Make sure you will keep at least half day free for the visit so you can enjoy amazing atmosphere filled with spices, nice smell of fresh tea and coffee and creative spirit.
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