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Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 5.15 GMT

Sri Lanka, land of limitless beauty - The Peninsula


For a small island the tourist sites in Sri Lanka is limitless, stated Qatar's The Peninsula newspaper in a report published today (03) adding Sri Lanka was earlier known as a beach destination. However with the events planned for this year and the products created surrounding the events and themes, the intention is to highlight the various products that could cater to different market segments the world over, it said.

The Peninsula cited Sigiriya, Ancient Cities of Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa, Sacred City of Kandy and surrounding areas, Galle Fort and Yala National Park as the top five places to visit in Sri Lanka.

The report also refers to the beauties and wild life seen in Nuwara Eliya, Sinharaja Rainforest, Peradeniya Botanical Garden and Horton Plains National Park, also describing beaches such as Negambo, Beruwala, Bentota, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Weligama and Hikkaduwa as well as waterfalls and wild life sanctuaries.

It said that it is always advisable to contact a travel guide before visiting places because there are different activities available during different times. One good example is the Kandy pageant which is held once a year. Visiting Kandy during this festival is a great experience, the report said.

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