Things to do in Sri Lanka

Top Things to Do in Sri Lanka

Things to Do in Sri Lanka

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  • TripFiction
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK389 contributions
    One of our party dithered about taking part in the climb because of a fear of heights. The steps are uneven up until the Paws, where, if you don't have a head for heights you can wait whilst others ascend the slightly rickety staircase to the top. I wore Merrell sandals with grip soles and they were great. If you are nervous about following the route, or needing a little help, you can hire a guide.

    The views at the top are stunning and it is worth the climb, popping on the way back down, up to see some lusty murals. Again the cage, circular staircase, isn't for everyone.

    At the top the world and his wife seem to have assembled, but it is worth it.
    Written 29 January 2023
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  • Cheryl H
    Solihull, UK10 contributions
    Kandy is a beautiful city , I visited on a Saturday in January and the weather was warm but cloudy with a couple of downpours of rain . Didn’t manage to get much time to go to the shops but spent time at the Temple which was very well organised and although there was a long queue the security guy insisted tourists went to the front of the queue which was a bit embarrassing I would have happily waited my turn !
    Inside the temple was very busy but everyone was friendly and the atmosphere was nice .
    The queue to see the relic was well organised and went down quickly.

    Altogether a very nice experience .
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • elias n
    1 contribution
    Lahiru was a perfect guide, had an excellent time! We saw a lot of animals.

    Call him on +94762726799
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • Suw16
    Colombo, Sri Lanka5 contributions
    Lovely hike that rewards you with excellent views. My 5 year-old climbed up alone, so can attempt with kids.
    Written 19 January 2023
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  • pranavinamdar
    Mumbai, India40 contributions
    superb gardens. very neat and clean and lots of walking paths. the views are pictuesque and the feel is very good. must visit place
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • blindjoe
    Coogee, Australia24 contributions
    I got picked up at by tuk tuk at about 5am from Sigiriya town to hike the rock for sunrise. It requires some clambering but is easy enough. The view is magical and our driver came up with us and took pictures... great pictures.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • Vasita S
    246786551 contributions
    Must visit Locations and make sure you have sholder covered Tshirt or top and something long below the knee for the bottom. Restpect the cukture and tradistion of this beautiful place,
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Thariq
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates168 contributions
    Galle fort is an amazing and quaint place which literally transports you back in time. well preserved ancient heritage. Lots of interesting things to see n do. great dining options
    Written 3 January 2023
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  • Niroshan Senadheera
    Negombo, Sri Lanka21 contributions
    great views, nice surroundings. but feels like overcrowded to enjoy it to the fullest. if you take three wheel from the Ella station it cost you enormous amount of money. i suggest you take the foot path, if you are up to some challenge.
    Written 20 January 2023
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  • probnoblem
    Tskneti, Georgia96 contributions
    great place to walk around. very nice caffès, shops and villas. Make sure to see fishermen on the coast.
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • MeeraMc7
    London, UK294 contributions
    Most visited temple in Colombo. Looks very beautiful to see. However Sri Lanka is Theravada Buddhism but most of the statues in this temple looks more like the ones you find in Thailand. Where mahayana Buddhism is popular
    Written 24 October 2022
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  • Mary Tonkin
    3 contributions
    A very relaxing, family run, spot on the beach. All rooms have sea view, pool A/C and WiFi. The very charming and helpful host makes a very good breakfast, have poached eggs.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • selvakumar2015
    Chennai, India684 contributions
    The ancient ruins of hatadage of vijayabahu empire are still in excellent condition.
    The moonstone depicting various phases of life are beautiful work of art.
    The royal palace quadrangle with more than thousand years old ruins give a glimpse of the flourishing art and culture of the bygone era.
    The bathing ghat, the round Buddha vihara with the statues of Lord Buddha in various postures facing the cardinal directions glimmer even today.
    The place is still a pilgrimage place for Buddhists.
    There are a number of stalls selling refreshing tender coconut for the thirsty tourists.

    Worth visiting.
    Written 13 October 2022
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  • Steve smith
    12 contributions
    amazing walk , and extremely breathtaking view around. Luckily we stay in a Beautiful Hotel called HIDE ELLA hotel and resort too. it Make our stay in ELLA memorable
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • Explore534515
    4 contributions
    Very clean. No filth or dirt anywhere. No stray dofs loitering on the beach. The sea and sand are of amazing cleanliness and of really good quality
    Written 16 January 2023
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