Sri Lanka

Two Sri Lankan women harvesting tea

Buddha and the beach

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is a tropical island, rising from sandy beaches though lush forests to cool hill towns spread with tea plantations that, in quieter times, made Sri Lanka famous. The population is overwhelmingly Buddhist, and ancient traditions are still practiced at holy sites scattered across the island. "Lanka" also has a variety of World Heritage sites, from the picturesque hill town of Kandy to the Portuguese fortifications of Galle and monastery-strewn ruins of Anuradhapura.

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The Culture of Sri Lanka

July 15, 2014, 3:10 p.m.

Located off the southern coast of India, Sri Lanka has a rich and diverse culture. Dig into the details on the Looptail and find out what makes this place fascinating

Sri Lanka: Asia’s Hidden Jewel

June 19, 2013, 1:24 p.m.

You could traverse the globe for years and still never explore all of it – which is why it’s so cool to go off the beaten path once in a while and check out the sights less seen. Take Sri Lanka, for example

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