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Sri Lanka

A lush tropical island off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka remains one of Asia’s overlooked gems – a status that is slowly but rightly changing. Called Taprobane by the Greeks, Serendib by the Arabs and Ceylon by the Europeans, it is a land of stunning natural beauty whose fabled riches and strategic maritime locale have combined for a captivating history. Over the centuries, the parade of boldface names that has visited its shores includes Ptolemy, Marco Polo, medieval Chinese admiral Zheng He, as well as the Portuguese, Dutch and British empires. Literary luminaries include Paul Bowles and Arthur C. Clarke (both made Ceylon their adopted home) and native Michael Ondaatje.

Today, after a period of internal conflict, a new era of peace and stability reigns and Sri Lanka once again beckons visitors with fantastic beaches, ancient World Heritage ruins, superb highlands trekking, national parks full of elephants, birds and other wildlife, and first-rate hotels. From the cultural heartland of Dambulla (home to Sigiriya, the massive 5th-century “Lion’s Rock” fortress) to the lush tea fields of Nuwara Eliya; from Kandy, the last redoubt of Sinhalese kings, to colonial ramparts of Galle, Remote Lands invites you to discover Sri Lanka with us.

A lush tropical island off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka remains one of Asia’s overlooked gems – a status that is slowly but rightly changing. Called Taprobane by the Greeks, Serendib by the Arabs and Ceylon by the Europeans, it is a land of stunning natural beauty whose fabled riches and strategic maritime locale have combined for a captivating history. Over the centuries, the parade of boldface names that has visited its shores includes Ptolemy, Marco Polo, medieval Chinese admiral Zheng He, as well as the Portuguese, Dutch and British empires. Literary luminaries include Paul Bowles and Arthur C. Clarke (both made Ceylon their adopted home) and native Michael Ondaatje.

Today, after a period of internal conflict, a new era of peace and stability reigns and Sri Lanka once again beckons visitors with fantastic beaches, ancient World Heritage ruins, superb highlands trekking, national parks full of elephants, birds and other wildlife, and first-rate hotels. From the cultural heartland of Dambulla (home to Sigiriya, the massive 5th-century “Lion’s Rock” fortress) to the lush tea fields of Nuwara Eliya; from Kandy, the last redoubt of Sinhalese kings, to colonial ramparts of Galle, Remote Lands invites you to discover Sri Lanka with us.

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3 Unmissable Sights for Instagramming Sri Lanka

3 Unmissable Sights for Instagramming Sri Lanka

Author : Jordan Hammond
Sri Lanka is nothing if not photogenic. Whether it's mountain fortresses or empty beaches, this island nation is a magical land for Instagram-happy travelers.
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Chasing Waterfalls in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Chasing Waterfalls in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Author : Zinara Rathnayake
There’s a lot to see in Sri Lanka, from Sigiriya to leopards, but there’s something to be said for a long hike to a waterfall. Central Sri Lanka's unique topography gives it some very interesting cascades.
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A Day in Galle Fort: Exploring Sri Lanka’s Colonial Heritage

A Day in Galle Fort: Exploring Sri Lanka’s Colonial Heritage

Author : Zinara Rathnayake
From the 17th century architecture of the luxury Amangalla to some of the best seafood in Sri Lanka, a day in Galle Fort is for history lovers, epicureans, and shopaholics alike.
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I Want Kandy: What to Do in Sri Lanka’s Heartland

I Want Kandy: What to Do in Sri Lanka’s Heartland

Author : Travelogues
This quick guide to Sri Lanka's heartland will get you ready for a trip into Sri Lanka that you didn't know was possible.
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5 Sri Lanka Surfing and Kitesurfing Spots Worth a Try

5 Sri Lanka Surfing and Kitesurfing Spots Worth a Try

Author : Zinara Rathnayake
Whether you want to catch waves or air, Sri Lanka has destinations all around the island and in all seasons for the intrepid surfer and kitesurfer.
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Pidurangala: Why You Should Hike Sigiriya’s Sister Rock

Pidurangala: Why You Should Hike Sigiriya’s Sister Rock

Author : Umar Fareez
Sigiriya gets all the good press, but Pidurangala has the best view. For trekkers looking for the best possible vantage in the region, Pidurangala is the hike to beat.
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