DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sri Lanka, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 146543271X
  • ISBN-13: 9781465432711
  • DDC: 915.493043
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released September 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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A wealth of history, culture, and natural beauty awaits in Sri Lanka, an island nation located just off India's southern coast. This new first-edition DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sri Lanka delivers the full DK Eyewitness Travel Guides treatment--including the famous cutaway illustrations of major architectural and historic sights, museum floor plans, and maps. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sri Lanka includes everything a traveler needs to know to experience the best Sri Lanka has to offer. Photography, illustrations, and maps show the sights of Sri Lanka in full color throughout, while themed itineraries help travelers plan trips by length of stay and by interest. Hotels and restaurant listings include DK Choice special recommendations and an array of options for all budget levels. The guidebook is organized with maps and historical overviews for each region, and neighborhood walking maps include restaurant locations by area, as well as key sights not to miss. Expert travel writers explain the stories the behind the sights and include overviews of the nation's history and culture so you always discover more about the places you visit. From spectacular national parks to manicured tea plantations, beautiful beaches, and the bustling capital city of Colombo, this country offers vacation options for all types of travelers. And, with hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sri Lanka truly shows you this destination as no one else can.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing Sri Lanka.
2: Discovering Sri Lanka.
3: Putting Sri Lanka on the Map.
4: A Portrait of Sri Lanka.
5: Landscape and Wildlife.
6: Elephants in Sri Lanka.
7: Religions of Sri Lanka.
8: Traditional Dance.
9: Buddhist Art and Architecture.
10: Arts and Crafts.
11: Tea in Sri Lanka.
12: Ayurveda.
13: Sri Lanka Through the Year.
14: The History of Sri Lanka.
15: Sri Lanka Area by Area.
16: Sri Lanka at a Glance.
17: Colombo.
18: Exploring Colombo.
19: Colombo Street Finder.
20: The West Coast.
21: Exploring the West Coast.
22: The South.
23: Exploring the South.
24: Kandy and the Hill Country.
25: Exploring Kandy and the Hill Country.
26: The Cultural Triangle.
27: Exploring the Cultural Triangle.
28: The East.
29: Exploring the East.
30: Jaffna and the North.
31: Exploring Jaffna and the North.
32: Travellers’ Needs.
33: Where to Stay.
34: Where to Stay.
35: Where to Eat and Drink.
36: The Flavours of Sri Lanka.
37: Where to Eat and Drink.
38: Shopping in Sri Lanka.
39: What to Buy in Sri Lanka.
40: Entertainment in Sri Lanka.
41: Outdoor Activities and Special Interests.
42: Survival Guide.
43: Practical Information.
44: Personal Security and Health.
45: Banking and Currency.
46: Communications.
47: Travel Information.
48: Getting Around Sri Lanka.
49: Travelling by Road.
General Index.
Phrase Book.