The Negombo fort is from the 17th century, back when the Dutch and Portugese tussled over Sri Lankan cinnamon trade. There's a bell tower and an archway left of it but most of the space is now a…
The Dutch Reformed Church of Kalpitiya is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Sri Lanka - it has tombstones in its floors and back garden, and is refreshingly simple compared to your…
The Dutch Reformed Church is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Sri Lanka. It has beautiful honeycomb style floors inside, and has a startling collection of stone carved tombstones worked into the…
This small cinema has one hall with very comfortable lounge chairs (Gold) and another regular hall (Deluxe)
This simple clock tower has an emotional attachment for most Sri Lankans. It is also roughly kilometer zero, the distance of all major roads is calculated from the President's House next door.
Kitulgala is Sri Lanka's white water rafting central because of its access to the Kelani river. We stayed at Ceylon Adventures where we rafted, trekked and slid down mini waterfalls.
All that's left of what we think was a seven story palace is a few high walls in stone and brick. It was built in the late 1100s but is still impressive to this day.
Probably Sri Lanka's proudest monument. The huge rock is worth a climb for any visitor.
The Moon Bastion (part of the Galle Fort) is the best place to catch the sunset.
The Maritime Museum in Galle showcases a collection of boat models, maps, artillery and things found from ship-wrecks, some almost a century old.
The All Saints' Church is a striking feature at the Galle Fort with its gothic columns and roof.
The Meeran Mosque in Galle Fort is beautiful on the inside with stained glass and lovely tiles on the floors.
There are a lot of reasons to be at the Galle Fort rampart - from the super view of the sea and corals, to the snake charmers and guys who dive off small cliffs.
The Bellanwila Raja Maha Vihara is a popular temple just outside of Colombo (Boralesgamuwa). The bodhi-tree on the temple premises is one of the thirty-two saplings from the sacred bodhi tree in…
The sea turtle hatchery of Hikkaduwa is a cool conservation farm for sea turtles - it's got a variety of turtle species and info about their struggle for survival.
The Negombo Fish Market is a fresh fish market, literally, on the beach shore. The endless rows of dried fish against the Negombo sky makes a startling sight.
The Angurukaramulla Temple is an awesome 300+ year old temple in Negombo. It's got an epic dragon's mouth entrance and also the ruins of a historic library.
Check out the amazeballs portrait-graffiti in Slave Island by French artist C215.
St. Mary's Church is a beautiful place to visit if you're in Negombo. The stained glass and the paintings spanning the church's entire ceiling are awesome to witness, especially considering that the church…
If you like stumbling upon places with a lot of history, then you might like a boat ride here. It's an interesting space with its ruins, its little church aisle and its twisty trees, and makes for a…
On our last trip to Kalpitiya, we took a boat ride out to the Elephant Tree - an ancient massive tree nestled among a beautiful lagoon of mangroves.
If you're an adrenaline junkie, kite-surfing is one of the coolest ways to indulge yourself in Sri Lanka - and if you're going to give it a try, Kalpitiya is where you do it.
The Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth is one of Sri Lanka's greatest attractions - it is from the 16th century and is said to contain the canine tooth of the Buddha himself.
Kalpitiya is known for its beaches and its boat rides - so if you're ever there in November or December, it's the right time to go out to sea and check out the dolphins.