Synopses & Reviews
Marco Polo thought Sri Lanka was the finest island of its size in all the world '" and we agree. Explore the majestic ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya. Stretch out on secluded palm-fringed beaches. Follow the glowing strings of lights on the pilgrim trail up Adam"s Peak. Ride through hillside tea plantations in a rattling train. This guide gives you the inside information on Sri Lanka"s richest experiences.
Get The Lowdown '" our dedicated Snapshot, Culture and History chapters are your ticket to understanding local life.
Go On Safari '" get up close to Sri Lanka"s birds, elephants and leopards: our detailed national parks information shows you how.
Don't Just Lie There '" we tempt you off the beach with Sri Lanka"s best diving, hiking and surfing.
Know Your Kitul From Your Kiri Bath '" our Food &Drink chapter will help you gobble your way through the island"s celebrated cuisine.
Find Your Way '" easy-to-read maps show you where to go.
'Lonely Planet, the intrepid traveler's bible...' --Los Angeles Times, April 2005
- 43 maps, including a color country map
- top spots: romantic ruins, sun drenched beaches & jungle trails
- full color wildlife guide
- special section on Sri Lankan cuisine
- extensive, practical information about where to eat, sleep & play
This guide to Sri Lanka provides practical information on most aspects of travel, including health and safety advice, information on local cuisine, advice on customs and etiquette, historical and cultural information, and maps.