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Horton Plains National Park

Ohiya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Ohiya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Along with plenty of wildlife, a cliff known as World's End is a top attraction at this park.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The price is to high as everything else here, the queue was unbelievable (the clerks were on some sort of an Italian strike), you have to get up early to be here around 7:00 (otherwise it gets to hot or cloudy) and there is no public transportation so you have to get a driver - and still it's worth it.... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cool wind, grass lands, wet montane forest patches, Flowers of different colors, Orchids, Water falls, water catchment areas, Sheer drop of precipices called World's End, Panoramic view of low country, brooks and streams, rare and colorful bird species, Sambar deer herds,Colorful Butterflies, Mist or fog, evening drizzling showers; all these gives you the sensation like being in England... For Entire... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and i have just returned from a trip to s lanka. We had planned for a 10 day visit . It was very soon clear however that we were going to run out of both money and patience given the over inflated price we had to pay at each and every point in our travel . At horton... More

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Shanghai, China
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You can feel the four season change. Beautiful flowers and forests and nice waterfall. The world' send is wonderful, you can take a nice picture. It must be perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This place is approx an hours drive from Nuwara Eliya... The road to the national park is very beautiful quite different than most asian countries.. Infact not exactly the same but due to green mountains & huge green expanse reminds one of scotland..! You got to reach here really early to be able to site few animals specially the sambars..... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

we have seen a spectacular view after for a great walk. Even the hike is little bit difficult, the cool climate never leaves you tired.It was very enjoyable and memorable hiking for us!! Perhaps, strong wind and fog in late afternoons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

On the advice of our guide, Mr Sam Samarakoon, we visited Horton Plains early in the morning (arriving at approximately 0630). As others have said, the walk is about 9km and provides some absolutely stunning views at World's End, Little World's End and Bakers Falls. The walk took 2.5 hrs and provided stunning views along the way. Well worth taking... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

First things first, this is not a National Park. It is a 9 km trek/hike across the forest area. The walk is amazing and tests your stamina. Good pair of sports shoes is essential due to the terrain. You get a small map of the area at the ticket counter. You will see Baker's Falls and World's End along the... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It is really cold compare to the rest of Sri Lanka, so be prepared. (Raincoat, jacket, boots, etc) 1 hour to get there from Nuwara Eliya. Regarding the HIke is a 9.5 km circuit that can be done in aprox. 2:30-3:30 They claim to have animals, but we didn't see them. Best: World's End and Bakers Waterfalls. Cons: Really high... More

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Incredible. Go early -6.30 worth every penny! Baker falls and mini worlds ends were extra perks too! Soo beautiful!! Take some breakfast to eat over looking the views! :-)

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