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Interesting and Amazing facts about Sri Lanka | MacroTraveller

Today, I’m going to tell you a lot of curious things about Sri Lanka that you certainly did not have the slightest idea about. And it is that this destination is magical, and its corners, its people, and its customs are also. It is known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” and due to its shape and location, it is also known as the “Tear of India.”

If you have forgotten to buy a gift for a friend and you are already at the airport for your return home, we are sorry to tell you that at best you will be able to give him a fridge. Did you know that the airport is the best store to buy appliances? All shops are of electronic appliances! And nothing of small devices like toasters or coffee makers, what they have the most is the big men: refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, dishwashers, they occupy all the stores of the airport.

Sri Lanka is the largest producer of tea. And his most famous tea is Ceylon; considered one of the best in the world. And there goes the curious fact: the Portuguese colonizers called Ceylon to Sri Lanka until 1972, which changed it, is already a sovereign country. Did you also know that cinnamon is originally from Sri Lanka?

The best memory of Sri Lanka that you can buy is not a magnet or a small figurine, no, it’s a tooth! You read correctly, a tooth of the Buddha. Kandy is the capital of Buddhism, where the precious tooth of Buddha is kept. So you will find many gift shops where you can buy one for yourself. If you don’t want to dishonor or disturb the Buddha or the monks; remember: smoking and drinking alcohol are forbidden in its streets.

If you are thinking about doing a safari, you will like to know that in Sri Lanka you will find numerous national parks and nature reserves where you will see: elephants, buffalos, leopards, black bears, macaques. The elephant is undoubtedly one of the symbols of this country. What is striking and what few people know is that several companies have managed to process the excrement of elephants to convert it into the paper: Elephant Poo paper, an ecological paper that has provided work for many inhabitants.

I walked into the Sri Lankan village; there is a very surprising habit: when they say yes with their heads, they wiggle it from side to side, seeming to say no, but in reality, they are saying yes, as if the world were the other way around. Do you know what is called the vehicle par excellence of Sri Lanka? Tuk-Tuk; both people and goats take them, in the tuk-tuk, there is room for everyone! Rent one and travel the country most authentically.

Sri Lanka is a big producer of tea and tropical products, but also of something much brighter: precious stones. Sapphires, topazes, rubies, amethysts, garnets and rainbow moonstones are extracted from the subsoil of the island. These precious stones are very appreciated worldwide for their quality, there are even some that are only found here, such as the blue sapphire Ceylon or the Sapphire Padparadscha, discovered in Sri Lanka. That is why it is not surprising that there are a lot of jewelry in the cities. Of course, in Sri Lanka, diamonds are not mined because there is not.

This country has a unique personality; It is a special and cozy island that will not leave you indifferent. At Hotels & Resorts we are sure that after knowing these curiosities about Sri Lanka, you are even more encouraged to travel to this still unknown paradise.

Would you like to know more about Sri Lanka? Ask me in the comments!

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11 Comments

  1. Now Sri Lanka has got me intrigued, and would to know more about it! Glad to know that the stores at the airport sells appliances instead of trinkets or other goods that you could bring home as souvenirs. Would love to check out the precious stones being sold, and have a taste of authentic ceylon tea.

  2. Hello!
    I had a refresher course about Sri Lanka, and based from what I learned, it is really a cozy island full of culture and resources! I really love the way they preserve Buddhism there and the resources that they have, especially in tea industry. Concluding it, I’ll give it a 10! ?

  3. Amazing facts about Sri Lanka,I like airports that one can get very good gifts for loved ones if forgotten and good that Sri airport offers that.Good to know that smoking and drinking can’t be done on the streets,this will help bring sanity to the people.

  4. I am really loving this post. It is very informative, creative and entertaining all at the same time. I think all the pieces of information you shared about Sri Lanka are quite useful and worth-sharing with others too. I’m particularly interested in the Elephant Poo Paper. That’s a great sustainable alternative to regular paper, that is if you don’t mind how it was made! Cheers and thanks for sharing these facts!

  5. I agree very much that Sri Lanka is the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” So obvious due to its white sand beaches.

  6. Great review about Sri Lanka.Elephant poo paper that’s a good one and the best part is that it is providing jobs for the locals.I like safari too.Sri Lanka must be a nice place as a very cozy island.

  7. Your aerial shot is superb as always! It is indeed an interesting country Sri Lanka is. It’s not very common for countries to encourage tourist to discover unknown paradise and sites.

  8. It’s so good to know, Sri Lanka is to produce of tea and tropical products. Thanks for sharing useful information.

  9. A variety and unusual information about Srilanka so apart from natural beauties there are other things to do in Srilanka.different information has been put together for the visitors thanks

  10. Sri Lanka is one of those off the grid places in the world. Nice to see this article. It is literally putting this place on the travel map.

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