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Sri Lanka National Museum

Sri Lanka National Museum

Sri Lanka's oldest museum was established in 1877 and today boasts a massive collection of antiques and objects d'art, encompassing the cultural heritage of the island. Exhibits include artefacts...

Pettah

Pettah

Colombo's bazaar district, the Pettah, presents a real treat for shopaholics who can wander through the hustle and bustle of whole streets dedicated to selling a particular type of merchandise,...

Colombo Zoological Gardens

Colombo Zoological Gardens

Colombo's zoo has a fine collection of animals, birds, reptiles and fish from all over the world, but in particular showcases the fauna of the island. The complex includes an aquarium, which is...

Colombo Hotels

Colombo Hotels

Whether you stay in them or not, Colombo has some grand old hotels with plenty of legends and history attached that are well worth visiting, even for a sundowner on the veranda. The Grand Oriental...

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Among the green hills of Kegalle, about 50 miles (85km) from Colombo on the road to Kandy in the hill country, a herd of about 60 elephants roam free in the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage....

Adam's Peak

Adam's Peak

The legendary mountain peak towering 7,297 feet (2,224m) over the island of Sri Lanka is known as Sri Pada or Adam's Peak, and has been venerated as a place of pilgrimage and worship for all major...

Trincomalee

Trincomalee

The ancient port of Trincomalee on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka has a perfect natural harbour, which has made the town a prize to be fought over by foreign powers for generations. The Danes...

Horton Plains National Park and World's End

Horton Plains National Park and World's End

Located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Horton Plains National Park is a protected area that contains some of Sri Lanka's highest mountains, covered in thick forest, misty lakes, and...

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