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Bentota

Bentota

Bentota is a beautiful beach resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. The beach is charm and beauty, as well as the town’s overall appeal, draw a huge number of inhabitants and tourists. The Portuguese built a tiny fort at the mouth of the Bentota River in the 17th century, which was known in Sinhala as Parangi Kotuwa, or “Portuguese Fort”. The river marked the southernmost point …… 


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Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple (also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is a Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka’s central region. The location is 148 kilometers east of Colombo. The rock from which the caves were carved climbs 160 meters above the surrounding plains, making it Sri Lanka’s largest and best-preserved cave temple complex. In the area, more than 80 caves have been…….


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Ella

Ella

The Sigiriya rock fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka The rock, which is 180 meters above ground level, was  produced by magma from a long-ago volcano. King Kasyapa I, fearful of retaliation from his rightful heir, Mogallana, decided to build his royal residence here so that no one could approach him. He styled the ……


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Galle Fort

Galle Fort

The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort, is a stronghold erected by the Portuguese on Sri Lanka‚Äôs southwest coast. This fortress has 14 bastions that are still the best-preserved and best example of a walled city created by Europeans in Asia, displaying a blend of European architectural styles with South Asian customs. Within the walls, it occupies a total area of 52 hectares. In 1505, ………


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Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa is a small seaside town on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, about 100km south of Colombo. It is said to be formed from the two terms Sip Kaduwa, with Sip being a shortened version of Shilpaya, which in Sinhalese means knowledge, and Kaduwa meaning sword. As a result, the name Hikkaduwa is thought to signify “sword of knowledge.” It can also indicate coral or seashell jungle… 


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Nilaveli Travel Guide

Nilaveli

Nilaveli is a well-known beach resort and the coastal town located north-west of the Island. Travelers from all over the world visit Nilaveli beach because of its stunning length of white sand. In this Nilaveli travel guide we have listed all the most awesome things you can do while in Nilaveli. For those seeking a tranquil coastal vacation in Sri Lanka, this small village is…….


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Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya

The Sigiriya rock fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka The rock, which is 180 meters above ground level, was  produced by magma from a long-ago volcano. King Kasyapa I, fearful of retaliation from his rightful heir, Mogallana, decided to build his royal residence here so that no one could approach him. He styled the ……


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