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Sri Lanka offers authentic Asian adventures

Sri Lanka is a state in southern Asia, consisting of a larger island and a number of small islands located southeast of India. The country was called Ceylon until 1972 and was one of the countries hard hit by the tsunami following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on December 26, 2004.

The country is today a uniquely beautiful travel country.

Herd of elefants walking in a jungle river in Sri Lanka

Elephants in shower, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, an almost virgin tourist country

Sri Lanka joins an exclusive circle of countries in Asia that are more or less undiscovered and have avoided the scourge of mass tourism. But Sri Lanka is only now relevant to a real tourism, despite it has in recent years been provided with an infrastructure that works, including the most beautiful train lines, and there are cool hotels if you do not want to sleep on the beach.

railroad on Sri Lanka

Railroad on Sri Lanka

Lonely planet ranks Sri Lanka as best in class

It is more than 10 years since Sri Lanka came out of a barbaric civil war. And in the short time, the island has managed to be named the best country to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet. We hope they can cope with the upswing that tourism is experiencing. It’s like instant fame for a rock musician. Not so easy to handle. Ask Bali and Boracay. It requires a plan, large investments, patience and experienced travel security at the right price.

traditional fishermen at the sunset in Sri Lanka

Traditional and incredible fishing profession, fishermen on poles, it is far from trawling

Over 2 million visitors to Sri Lanka every year

Tourism has grown in the number of annual visitors from 450,000 in 2009 to over 2 million. last year. It is expected to double in 2020. Other countries such as the Philippines, which has some of the world’s most beautiful islands, abruptly stopped in 2018 on Boracay and closed the island to tourism for over 1/2 year (it is open again, cleaner than for many years ); an island that is often in the top 10 of the many more or less serious “best tropical islands” in the tourism world.

sri lanka sunset at beach

Sunset on tropical beach in Sri Lanka – golden color waves sea water, silhouette of people on background

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