Things to Do in Sri Lanka

Top Sri Lanka Attractions

Things to Do in Sri Lanka

Top Attractions in Sri Lanka

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What travelers are saying

  • Rabih Z
    Rome, Italy185 contributions
    The temple has lots of expensive offerings, to the extent they were expanding the temple when we reached. A good visit when in colombo
    Written December 25, 2021
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  • shenn09
    County Meath, Ireland304 contributions
    It’s a huge temple but I was a bit lost with it all. I recommend a guide if unsure of Buddhist culture. I got the general idea on this quick visit but was still a bit unsure
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Andrew S
    Sheffield, UK786 contributions
    We came here as part of our guided tour around Sri Lanka, what an amazing place, I have never seen so much fish drying in the sun in one place before, you can smell the distinctive smell of the drying fish, from quite a distance. There was quite a selection of fish the day we were there and it was nice to be able to see the way they were prepared and put out to dry in the sun
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Ravi W
    Colombo, Sri Lanka317 contributions
    One of greatest heritages in Sri Lankan history. One of the best well kept fortress in ancient Ceylon. Lot of places to see & enjoy. Specially the well designed restaurants, some of the world’s best boutique hotels, shops.
    Written May 29, 2022
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  • Rohan Dias
    154 contributions
    From the city centre its walkable to the starting point. From the starting point its about a 30 minute hike and very easy compared to ella rock hike. Lovely view from the top towards the beautiful ella rock.
    Written June 22, 2022
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  • TravellingSLduo
    9 contributions
    Visited around 15 years ago and hiked the whole trail. When we visited in 2020 vehicles were allowed to travel to the Ohiya entrance. Even thought it's very far from the Nuwara Eliya town, the visit is worth it if you are a true nature lover. We were unable to see any leopards though.
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Reema12345
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India73 contributions
    Visited on Dec 9, the lagoon is serene and green. Lots of birds can be seen, also saw monitor lizards and monkeys. The boat ride was fantastic, with Ave Maria boat ride. The boat owner was very knowledgeable and knew the waters very well, including where it was shallow enough to even walk on water! Garbage is visible in some places. Best to visit on a sunny/ cloudy day. Wear sunscreen as the sun can be scorching. Lagoon ride takes almost an hour. Our boat owner added the ride out to the ocean as well for additional price. Boat ride takes about 4000-6000lkr depending on if u want to go to the ocean.
    Worth a visit.
    Written December 9, 2019
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  • Amandine P
    4 contributions
    One of the best beaches we have been so far in the world. Nice restaurants on the beach and do not forget to climb the parrot rock to see the panorama view of the mirissa sea.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Andrew S
    Sheffield, UK786 contributions
    Such a peaceful place, it is beautifully preserved with beautiful paintings inside the main temple telling the storey of Buddha and the magnificent tree in the centre which is approximately 2500 years old
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • oshany
    Kandy, Sri Lanka2 contributions
    Amazing and very beautiful place....I recommended to all of you to go and get have a fun..you can also see different type of fishes..best place in sri Lanka
    Written January 18, 2022
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  • Kate
    85 contributions
    We hired a boat from Diksan Boat Tours and went for 1-hour tour. Diksan is a real hawk-eye and he showed us a lot of pretty local birds. The only thing that spoils the overal nice experience is a huge landfill site located right at the river bank - it attracts lots of birds indeed, however not the kind you would like to see travelling to such exotic location.
    Written January 12, 2022
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  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia21,349 contributions
    A beautiful Church in an area with a multitude of Churches & Religious statuary on public display. Our guide said that Christians only make up a small percentage of the SL Population but this area is a mini Vatican City !! It was a school day so we kept it low key but worth a quick visit !
    Written April 8, 2020
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  • DarioSaraB
    Rome, Italy3,003 contributions
    Very windy local beach. The sea is not one of the best in Sri Lanka, but the atmosphere is beautiful. Characteristic on weekends, full of local people who come here to swim and spend a day at the beach.
    Written April 8, 2022
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  • Kekin2011
    Mumbai, India302 contributions
    We were here on an early Saturday morning. It was quite busy but in a good way. People were walking, exercising and sunbathing as well. Our hotel, Berjaya was right beside the beach and we had an over-bridge to reach the beach from our hotel (there was a train track under the bridge). There were a few restaurants that were literally on the beach itself.

    It's a fairly long beach. There were some watersports activities happening. I remember jet skiing. Although, we didn't do any.
    Written January 31, 2021
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  • robiwatts
    Seaford, UK552 contributions
    We were led round by a guide who’s claim to fame was that he knew Rick Stein and had appeared on his programme. Quite fishy and an amazing amount of fish drying in the sun I began to wonder who actually ate them all! There was acres of fish laid out. The walk through the fresh market just showed the huge variety for sale in all shapes and sizes. Really worth a visit and highly really recommended.
    Written April 17, 2020
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