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Sri Lanka, the 2nd best tourist destination - National Geographic Channel

Thursday, 18 March 2010
"Sri Lanka has absolutely everything"
The world renown TV Channel in an exclusive report on best places to visit has categorized Sri Lanka as the 2nd best place to visit. Out of the 20 countries it many well known tourist destinations are listed far behind Sri Lanka.

Under this list Hong Kong occupies the 9th place, Bali 7th place, Mauritius 4th place and Zanzibar 3rd place. In an exclusive report on Sri Lanka the commentators Travel Writer of the Times, Jil Crawshow and Editor of Wandertrust Magazine describes Sri Lanka as “definitely a best place to visit”.

Opening the commentary with the first world traveler Marco Polo’s description of Sri Lanka as the “Jade Pendant in the Indian Ocean” the commentators say Sri Lanka is exactly what it is and Sri Lanka has got basically everything for a tourist.

Commenting about the beaches, they say Sri Lanka has hundreds of miles of amazingly undiscovered beaches and coral marine life, and it is one of the greatest island for beaches. The comment that Sri Lanka got a wonderful history and culture in a really small space and describes the ancient 6th century city Sigiriya, the palace built on a top of rock as place not to miss.

Commenting on Sri Lanka’s wild life and the availability of elephants and leopards, they make special reference to the Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary. They describe that Pinnawala was started in 1975 with 7 elephants and it has now 65 elephants and it is the largest herd in captivity.

The commentators have not even spared to mention about the food available in Sri Lanka. They say that if anyone wants to taste spicy curry then, definitely, Sri Lanka is the place to go.

- Courtesy of Media Centre for National Development of Sri Lanka -