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Attractions from Sri Lanka

The town Ambalangoda: (Ambalangoda)
Ambalangoda is a small town, which is especially famous for the production of masks and for devil dancing. The masks are made of kadunu wood and are very lightweight. There are sold many masks to tourists in the area. The devil dance is still performed to drive away evil spirits, and tourists are also allowed to watch while the dance is performed.
The national museum: (Colombo)
The national museum was founded in 1877 by the British governor Gregory. There are several good exhibitions in the museum, each of them telling about the history of the country. In the museum are e.g. stone relief, fresco paintings, masks, furniture and fossils.
The old lighthouse Clock Tower: (Colombo)
The old lighthouse was built in 1857, and for many years it worked as a lighthouse for the ships on the sea. Gradually, as the houses in the city grew taller, the tower became too small and a new one was built. Today, you can get inside the old Clock Tower, which has a magnificent view of the city.
The Queens house (Janadhipathi Medura): (Colombo)
The Queen's house is also known as the President's house. The impressive building was the former home of the British governor-general, but when the country became independent, the President moved into the house and he has lived there since then.
The town Kalutara: (Kalutara)
The town Kalutara is situated at the river Kalu Ganga. Previously, the town was the centre of trade of spices, but today it is mostly baskets made of palm leaves, which are produced in the town. Around Kalutara are several rubber plantations and the town is therefore also a centre of rubber trade. The town is characterised by many coconut palm trees, of which the local brandy, Arrack, is made.
Ratnapura, the town of precious stones: (Kandy and the Highlands)
Ratnapura means the town of precious stones, and the town is the centre of extraction of precious stones. Today, a large part of the 35,000 in habitants of the town work in the precious stone mines.
The temple Dalada Maligawa: (Kandy and the Highlands)
Dalada Maligawa is situated in Kandy and it is the most important religious sanctuary in the country. The name of the temple means the temple of the tooth because the temple was built to protect Buddha's canine tooth, which was smuggled into the country in the 4th century. The temple is an impressive building built by several kings. Especially impressive is the octagonal tower, which is the library of the temple.
The town Nuwara Eliya: (Kandy and the Highlands)
Being situated in a height of 1889m, Nuwara Eliya is the highest situated town of Sri Lanka. The town is placed on a plateau, and there is a magnificent view of the whole area and not least the green tea plantations in the mountains.
The town Nuwara Eliya: (Nuwara Eliya)
Being situated in a height of 1889m, Nuwara Eliya is the highest situated town of Sri Lanka. The town is placed on a plateau, and there is a magnificent view of the whole area and not least the green tea plantations in the mountains.
The island Hikkaduwa: (Sri Lanka)
Hikkaduwa is an island with a magnificent beach area. This is a nice area if you like white sandy beaches and azure blue sea. There are good diving opportunities in the bay, where you also find coral reefs and a wreck. Furthermore, it is possible to go sailing in ships with glass bottom, which sail the tourist, who does not want to dive, around the bay. Hikkaduwa is paradise if you like sun, beach and sea.

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