Attraction of Sri Lanka
The island's proud history and culture spans over 2500 years and the breathtaking diversity of scenery will capture your heart and soul like no other destination. May the time you spend on our island be filled with exciting experiences and memories you will carry long after you leave our shores. Set in the Indian Ocean area of South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature's beauty remains abundant and unspoiled.
Few places in the world can offer a traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Within an area of just 65,610 kilometers lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometers of coastline, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, and 25,000 water bodies.
This is an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. Discover the soul of Sri Lanka!