Rice fields, palm trees, water buffalos and Buddha statues; acrobats, fishermen, buildings and cave temples thousands of years old and sacred trees; emerald green hills carpeted with tea estates, thick jungles that for centuries hid archaeological gems.
Wild leopards, bears, whales and elephants; fragrant gardens of spices and orchids, mahogany, ebony and sandalwood forests.
Twenty-two parks, reserves and natural sanctuaries; eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ports that have been visited by Malay pirates, Portuguese navigators, Arabs, Dutch and British sailors, beaches of endless coconut trees hardly explored…
Known in ancient times as Serendib, a reference to the accidental and happy discovery of something beautiful and good, Sri Lanka (known as Ceylon until 1972) a lush, green and extremely fertile island of untamed nature, wild for the most part and with enormous biodiversity. In a small space, it offers a vast geographical, climatic and natural variety more typical of a continent than of a small island.