Mark Twain said, "It has everything but the snow-capped mountains." It is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, also known as a tear in the Indian Ocean. Located at the southernmost tip of the South Asian continent, it was once called Ceylon, which means "the bright and rich land of bliss". Today, it has a more mysterious and wonderful name - Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka belongs to the tropical maritime climate, there are no four seasons throughout the year, only the dry season and the rainy season, of which the rainy season is from May to August every year, and the suitable season for travel is from November to February. In this island, both high mountain tea mountains, waterfalls straight down, there are also large wild animals running wild, you can deeply feel like being in the African continent.
Sri Lanka, in addition to the white smile hanging on the dark skin and the big eyes that hide the power of the soul, the most unforgettable is the sunset slipping away under the waves of the Indian Ocean, and the delicate tea set with herbal aroma and slightly sour Ceylon Black Tea.
Most of the citizens of this country practice Buddhism, and when visiting and worshiping at local temples, you must go barefoot and remove your hat. It must be mentioned here that, unlike our behavior, Sri Lankans show their consent with a slight shake of the head, while a nod is a refusal. Kandy, on the other hand, is the Buddhist capital of the country and the former capital.
The city has experienced Sinhala dynasty and colonial rule. The center of the city is Kandy Lake, while behind it are mountains surrounded by mountains. In addition to the Temple of the Buddha's Teeth, Kandy has the largest botanical garden in Asia, covering an area of 60 square kilometers, where many exotic flowers and plants are planted, once belonging to the royal garden.
Located in the southwest corner of Sri Lanka, Galle Fort is a typical representative of European fortifications in South and Southeast Asia, fusing European architectural art and South Asian cultural traditions. Strolling along the embankment of the fortress, we see rows of sailing ships quietly docked by the wall eroded by the sea wind and big waves. The city is gradually revealing its original tranquil side.
To experience Sri Lanka, the best way is to take a train.
The train has two routes: one is the sea train from Colombo to Galle, along the way, the scenery is stunning, the turquoise blue Indian Ocean into the eyes, Sri Lanka has the world's real sea train.
The other section is the line of alpine tea plantation which cannot be missed, the train slowly drives into the endless green field, the small train goes over the green tea plantation, sometimes the fog is filled with mist, just like driving in the realm of clouds. In the tea plantation, we saw the hard-working tea pickers, which instantly recalled the taste of Ceylon black tea.
Sri Lanka, this pure, sweet and innocent and shy island, she has suffered from the ravages of invasion and war in its long history, is vividly compared to the "Indian Ocean teardrop". But only when you go here, you can feel the warmth and sincere smiles everywhere in the country, and the friendliness and simplicity of the Lankans are touching. The friendliness and simplicity of the Lankan people are touching. Walking in the ancient ruins of the city, every wall and stone has its own story.