Sri Lanka

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Lonely Planet, 2009 - Travel - 340 pages
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Lonely Planet knows Sri Lanka. With our 11th edition we help you board the train to the lush tea plantations of Ella, show you where the spotten leopards hide, lead you to Sigiriya's mysterious ancient ruins and when your adventuring is done, reveal the nation's most-secluded beaches.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

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Detailed research on safe travel
Unique Green Index directs you to sustainable listings
  

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Contents

Destination
15
Dangers Annoyances
82
Festivals Events
91
Shopping
97
NORTH OF COLOMBO
103
The South
123
Around Galle
131
Weligama
137
Bandarawela
193
Around Ella
199
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
204
Around Polonnaruwa
227
Mihintale
233
Yapahuwa
242
South of Arugam
250
Around Batticaloa
258

Mulkirigala
145
Kataragama
152
Around Kandy
171
Around Adams Peak
177
Park Worlds End
187
Jaffna Peninsula
282
Language
318
Glossary
324
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About the author (2009)

Anthony Sattin is the author of several works of nonfiction and fiction, including the highly acclaimed travel book about Egypt, The Pharaoh's Shadow, and an account of the search for Timbuktu, The Gates of Africa. Anthony discovered Florence Nightingale's previously unpublished letters from Egypt, which the New York Times called a publishing coup. He is the editior of Lonely Planet's A House Somewhere: Tales of Life Abroad, and has contributed to Lonely Planet's Morocco and Algeria books. He is based in London but spends half his year traveling, much of it in Egypt and elsewhere in North Africa. A longtime regular contributor to the London Sunday Times as both feature writer and literary critic, Anthony's works has appeared in Vanity Fair, GQ and a range of other publications, including Conde Nast Traveller, which recently described him as one of the 10 key influences on contemporary travel writing.

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