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Sri Lanka Overview
Sri Lanka Tourism

Sri Lanka is a wonderful place to visit at all times of the year. Sri Lanka is a highly acclaimed tourist destination of south Asia renowned for its ancient monuments, sun-kissed beaches, museums and art galleries. The singular charm exhibited by the tourist attractions in Sri Lanka will surely engulf you with ecstasy. The most beguiling among the highlights of Sri Lanka are its monuments that reveal a rich past and a colonial charm that has been well preserved in the country. The country is amazing in the beauty. The country is an island nation and so it has hundreds of beaches all over the country.

Any person who is travelling to Sri Lanka will not only enjoy the beaches, but also enjoy the wildlife and all the other ancient monuments in the country. The country is one of the well known Buddhist nations and so there are many monasteries as well as other religious places. Many people go to the country on a pilgrimage to the place where the Buddhist monasteries hold various festivals from time to time.

Capital

Colombo

Flag

The National Flag of Sri Lanka has been designed with great care and purpose. It not only represents the country and her heritage, but is a rallying device that integrates the minority races with the majority race. The civil standard had a passant royal lion with a sword in it's right fore paw at the center, and a bo-leaf on each of the four corners on a plain border.

Geography

An island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast tip of India, Sri Lanka is about half the size of Alabama. Most of the land is flat and rolling; mountains in the south-central region rise to over 8,000 ft (2,438 m).

Population

20,238,000

Land Area

24,996 sq mi (64,740 sq km);

Dialling codes Country code

94

Adventure

There are plenty of opportunities for the adventurous traveller in Sri Lanka. Climbing Adams peak (Sripada) offers a 6.5-kilometre-long hike and is largely done at night.

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