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Paperback Bradt Travel Guide Sri Lanka

By (author) Royston Ellis

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  • Publisher: BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 214mm x 20mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 19 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 1841623466
  • ISBN 13: 9781841623467
  • Edition: 4
  • Edition statement: 4th edition
  • Illustrations note: 16pp colour photos & 26 maps
  • Sales rank: 134,833

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The civil war has ended, 2011 has been declared 'Visit Sri Lanka Year' and all regions of this 'resplendent land' are now accessible to visitors. The island offers everything from snorkelling and sandy beaches to golf and hill-country tea plantations; from ancient temples and ruins to shopping opportunities in Colombo's bustling streets. Author Royston Ellis combines experience with enthusiasm to help visitors get the most from this magical isle, with accommodation ideas to suit all budgets - from cheap guesthouses to boutique villa luxury. Watch the national cricket team while enjoying a cup of the world's finest tea, admire colonial architecture or visit World Heritage sites; everyone will find something to admire in this enchanting 'tiny teardrop'.

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Travel writer Royston Ellis has lived in Sri Lanka since 1980. He is the author of 60 novels, guidebooks and biographies and also Bradt's Maldives.

Review quote

'An engaging written companion with practical information of the sort only a resident could impart.' Book magazine for librarians 'The definitive gazetteer to the island' Chris Haslam, Wanderlust 'Recommended' Daily Telegraph 'A detailed look at the country's history, culture and wildlife' Wanderlust

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Background Information Chapter 2 Practical Information Chapter 3 Colombo Chapter 4 The Cultural Triangle Chapter 5 The Hill Country Chapter 6 National Parks and Interior Towns Chapter 7 The West Coast Chapter 8 The Deep South Chapter 9 The Eastern Seaboard Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Glossary Appendix 3 Further Information Index