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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: This national park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is Amazing place, I think it is like amazon forest africa.. there is thousands of fauna and floras..../

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Colombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Between Rakwana and Deniyaya is Suriyakanda, a tiny peaceful town with zero tourists. Morningside is about 7Kms from the town. Originally named by the colonial planters who grew tea on morningside, now it has been replaced by cardamom. Visitors can observe the entire process of cardamom production here. ‘Morningside’ was so named because it feels like it is morning all... More

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Beijing, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We lived in an ecolodge in the heart of the rainforest and participated two trekking led by local guide. It was nice to walk in the rainforest, but to be honest, it's not so special to us. We love the ecolodge itself better. I've been in Sip Son Panna (Xishuangbanna) of China last May, I find it's a better place... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The forest was so awesome and there are streams and you can have a lovely dip in just to relax and enjoy yourself. The forest is free from urban noise and you only hear the sound of the forest which is entertaining. It's rains most if the time and it's good to be soaked once in a while. Beware of... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you have not visited this place, then it must be listed in your bucket list. If you are planning to visit, then here are some tips. Ideal period to visit is December to April. Others may have their opinion, but who cares. First travel to the area and put up at a local accommodation spot. I stayed at Sinharaja... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

It was nice to walk in the rainforest, but there wasn't anything amazing. We saw some birds and snakes, but there's a path you're following and lots of turists.

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We spent one full day in this forest reserve as a family with young children and we all liked it a lot. We booked the tour with our guesthouse and our guide was very helpful. He even helped us to carry our big back-pack. Although we were late in the morning we could see many lizards, spiders, monkeys, snakes and... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A lot of snakes and lizards. From 6-00 P.M. to 9-00 P.M You can see endemic birds. There are several walking routes. They all are very interesting. One of them runs through the waterfall to the swimming pool where you can swim.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Avoid this company like the plague. In May 2013 I booked two nights in tents in Sinharaja for my family (including two teenage boys). It was to be our Christmas and Boxing Day treat and at over $2000 for two nights, by far the most expensive element of a two week trip. To put the price into a Sri Lankan... More

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Colombo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

we spend three days close to Sinharaja (@ Pitadeniya Wana Niwahana) Reserve. and it was a mind relaxing place. you will witness beautiful birds, small species (you have never seen before) and trees (older than 400 years). I enjoyed every minute every second inside the reserve. and don't forgot to watch the beautiful waterfalls. If you wanna enjoy Sinharaja like... More

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