Sri Lanka is an Island country off the Southern coast of the South Asian Subcontinent. The Island is renowned all over the world over its exploits in the game of Cricket, which is very popular in the country. The country also has some stunning tourists' attractions. Sampled below are some of the better known attractions in Sri Lanka as well as others that are lesser known.
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The capital of Sri Lanka
Sigiriya is unmistakably one of the major tourists' attractions in Sri Lanka. Considered by some as the 8th wonder of the world, Sigiriya is a large stone ancient fortress featuring surrounding remains of water gardens, reservoirs and overlooking luscious jungle sorroundings. Located in the Matale district, Sigiriya is also famous over its ancient graffiti inscribed in the period between 700 and 1100 AD. The rock fortress comprises of water gardens, a gallery of water frescoes, mirror wall with graffiti, lion platform and the summit.
With Sri Lankan tea, the Ceylon tea, renown worldwide, a visit to one of many tea plantations in the country amazes a lot of people. The tea plantations are found in the central county where most estates welcome visitors and introduce them to the Ceylon tea making process.
Sri Pada or Adam's peak is another attraction in Sri Lanka. At the peak lies a gigantic footprint believed, by Muslims, to belong to Adam when he stood there to repent his Garden of Eden sin. The peak has been a pilgrimage destination for centuries.
Ritigala, which is off Habarana, is a lesser known ancient Sri Lankan monastery complex. It is on a mountain with a jungle setting and it is crisscrossed by old pathways and staircases. The views from the mountain top are fabulous and the jungle setting provides a cool climate for mountain climbers.
Being an Island, a visit to Sri Lanka cannot be complete without visiting the beaches. Hikkaduwa, a town on the South Coast of the country, is famous for its beach and corals. Visitors can enjoy the sun on the beaches or choose to surf and snorkel.
The currency of Sri Lanka
is the Sri Lanka Rupee(LKR)
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Sri Lanka belongs to the Asian continent
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Sri Lanka
7 00 N, 81 00 E
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
870 square kilometers
17 / 1000 population
6.01 / 1000 population
7,430 sq km
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