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Insight Guide Sri Lanka focuses comprehensively on this scenic island with its deceptively rich cultural past. Full-color photos throughout combine with the lively text to help you get under the skin of the destination – its people, ancient civilizations and Buddhist temples and architecture, as well as its places. Our “Best of Sri Lanka” section outlines attractions and activities not to be missed, while features by local writers cover subjects from the obvious to the not-so-obvious: art and architecture, the pleasures of a good rice and curry, Buddhists and Tamils, but also Kandyan drumming, the lowdown on Ayurvedic therapies and the art of Sri Lanka’s muralists. Thirteen Places chapters then take you on an inspirational trip, from the capital Colombo to the beaches of the West Coast; the palaces and temples of Kandy to the ancient ruins of the Cultural Triangle; and the tea plantations of the cool Hill Country to the lesser known eastern and northern regions – with plentiful maps to show you the way around. Finally, the Travel Tips cover all your practical needs, with a wealth of information and listings.

Synopsis:

Insight Guide Sri Lanka is your comprehensive guidebook to this scenic island with its deceptively rich cultural past. Full-color photos and maps throughout combine with the lively text to help you get under the skin of the destination. As well as cultural features by local writers and an inspirational trip through the region, our “Best of Sri Lanka” section will tell you what not to miss, from the Buddhist temples and palaces of Kandy to the altogether simpler pleasures of a good rice and curry. Turn to the travel tips for lots of practical information on finding the best places to stay, to eat, and more.

About the Author

Gavin Thomas, a former editor, has been a freelance travel journalist since 2005 and can lay claim to extensive experience of traveling in Sri Lanka. Among the many Insight titles Gavin has authored are guides to India and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Best of Sri Lanka

Introduction

Lay of the Land

History

Decisive Dates

Ancient Civilisation

Colonialism and Kandy

Independence

Features

People

Contemporary Society

Religion

Festivals

Dance and Music

Art and Architecture

Food and Drink

Shopping

Wildlife

John Knox

Tsunami

Buddhist Mudras

Legend of the Tooth

Tea

Shrines and Offerings

Art of Sri Lanka's Muralists

Elephants

Ayurveda

Places

The Best of Sri Lanka

Remember My Name

Lay of the Land

Introduction

Colombo

West Coast

South Coast

Kandy and Around

Hill Country

Cultural Triangle

Anuradhapura

Mihintale

Polonnaruwa

Sigiriya

The East Coast

Jaffna and the North

Travel Tips

Transport

Accommodation

Eating Out

Activities

A to Z

Language

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780051116
Author:
Thomas, Gavin
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
Travel-Southeast Asia
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Sri lanka
Subject:
Colombo
Edition Description:
Seventh Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8.7 x 5.9 in

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Insight Guide Sri Lanka is your comprehensive guidebook to this scenic island with its deceptively rich cultural past. Full-color photos and maps throughout combine with the lively text to help you get under the skin of the destination. As well as cultural features by local writers and an inspirational trip through the region, our “Best of Sri Lanka” section will tell you what not to miss, from the Buddhist temples and palaces of Kandy to the altogether simpler pleasures of a good rice and curry. Turn to the travel tips for lots of practical information on finding the best places to stay, to eat, and more.

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