From taking tea at Sir Thomas Lipton’s first factory to paying respects to the Buddha’s tooth, four unique tourist experiences on the island nation of Sri Lanka.
SRI LANKA SEEMS to be at a tipping point. Five years after the end of its quarter-century-long civil war, tourists are being lured back to Sri Lanka by friendly locals and an abundance of natural and man-made beauty. This petite island nation—totaling just 25,000 square miles but including the 4.5 million-resident city of Colombo—offers everything from leopard safaris and surfing to ancient temples and complex curries. Here, four experiences that would be challenging, if not impossible, to find anywhere else.
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