10 of the Best Things to Do in Sri Lanka

The best time to visit the Southeast Asian nation of Sri Lanka is right now, and an even better time was yesterday. With beaches, fantastic cuisine, and amazing wildlife, what’s not to love?

You don’t have to do everything on this list, but hopefully, it gives you some good ideas of where to start your travel plans.

If you’d like to see wild elephants, head on over to Kaudulla National Park and take a safari ride.

Safari Tour in Kaudulla National Park

Legend has it that King Kashyapa from the late 400s decided to build his new capital atop this rock. It is just a three-hour drive from the capital Colombo.

Sigiriya, the Lion Rock

This World Heritage Site is a complex with a series of five caves in varying sizes with different statues, carvings, and more.

The Golden Temple of Dambulla

The Nine Arch Bridge is easily one of the most picturesque viaducts in the country. It’s part of the railway between Ella and Demodara.

The Nine Arch Bridge

The Gal Vihara was completed in the 12th century at the order of an ancient king. Everyone comes to see the four poses of Budha carved out of stone.

The Gal Vihara

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