Sri Lanka is a beautiful tropical country with beautiful beaches, intense jungles and beautiful hills stations. With a lot to offer, it can be confusing to start with, so here´s a quick and simple guide to Sri Lanka and what it´s all about.
The North of Sri Lanka is the Tamil speaking part of the country, and until recently (May 2009) has been in civil war.
Untouched national parks like Wilpattu and Chundikkalum national parks are also becoming more popular as they have a lot less tourism than southern parks, this means you´ll find what could be described as a more authentic experience. There are also many temples dotted around the North, the majority of which are in Jaffna and the surrounding area.
The West is where you’ll enter the country, and is where the capital, Colombo, resides.
The 3 biggest attractions in the centre of Sri Lanka are Kandy, Ella and Adam´s peak (Sri Pada).
Before your visit to the center check our pictures.
The East is less popular than the south, with less beaches to surf and relax, however it is still beautiful in its own right. The local tourist authorities are working to emphasize the touristic attraction of these areas.
The South is certainly the most popular part of the country, attracting tourists and surfers alike.
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