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Places Of Interest On Your Holidays In Sri Lanka

May 19, 2008
Sri Lanka is a popular holiday destination with holiday makers staying in holiday home accommodation. When on holiday to Sri Lanka holiday makers are able to rent holiday villas and self catering holiday apartments. Sri Lanka is referred to as 'the pearl of the Indian Ocean'. It is a country full of sunny clean beaches, ancient cities, warm friendly people and beautiful landscapes.

Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with stunning mountain scenery, tropical rainforests and amazing water falls. It is a popular holiday destination with many tourists choosing to stay in holiday villas and self catering holiday apartments.
They use this holiday accommodation as a base to explore the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.

One popular location is Adam's peak. It is located in the Rathnapura district and is a 7,500ft high. It is the second highest peak on the island and is considered a sacred place by the islanders. It is a spiritual pilgrimage destination for the followers of many religions who visit the mountain each year. The mountain is also famous for its butterfly population and is sometimes referred to locally as the butterfly mountain.

The City of Kandy is home to the Temple of the Tooth. The locals believe that the tooth of Lord Buddha is enshrined in the temple. Ardent followers of Buddhism visit the temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many tourists come from all over the world to visit this temple.

The Galle National Museum is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. The Museum is home to many native arts and crafts and helps show tourists the true history of the island. It is also famous for its turtle shell wares like jewellery boxes, spectacle frames, combs and bangles.

Sri Lanka is also referred to as the land of waterfalls. The Saint Claire waterfall is an important tourist destination and it is the widest waterfall in the country. Many holiday makers visit this water fall and then take a trek around the stunning local country side.

The Negombo Beach in Sri Lanka is another tourist destination. Negombo is a fishing town and has many buildings that were built in the Portuguese and Dutch era. It is possible to rent holiday villas and self catering holiday apartments in this part of Sri Lanka. Negombo is home to a large number of churches and is referred to as Little Rome.

Negombo Beach has some of the best food and restaurants in Sri Lanka. It is possible to rent holiday villas with swimming pools next to the clean white sandy beaches in this part of Sri Lanka. It is said that Negombo Beach is home to some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka.

Many tourists come to Sri Lanka to see the Buddhist monasteries and temples and the stunning marine sanctuaries. When in Sri Lanka they can rent holiday home accommodation and get a real feel of the local culture and food. There are some luxurious holiday villas with swimming pools and self catering holiday apartments that can used as a base to explore the wonderful island of Sri Lanka.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It has holiday villas, ski chalets and self catering holiday apartments to rent on line as a holiday home rental. To see an example of holiday villas in Sri Lanka have a look at Holiday Villas in Sri Lanka
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