Daily Candy Travels to Sri Lanka and Finds a Peaceful, Welcoming and Tropical Nation

Jan 21, 2010, 09:39 ET from Government of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Deemed "the best place we've ever been" by Travel Writers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days after The New York Times chose Sri Lanka as the world's No. 1  place to go in 2010, a leading lifestyle web resource, Daily Candy, weighed in with a similarly enthusiastic travel recommendation, praising Sri Lanka as "the best place" that the Daily Candy writers had ever been. Its rave review reinforces the cultural and national rebirth currently underway in the country since the defeat of terrorism in 2009.

"The civil war is mostly over, and Sri Lanka is now stable and safe — and as beautiful, tropical, and friendly as ever," says Daily Candy. The ongoing peacekeeping efforts of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to unite the people of his country, following nearly three decades of terrorist-driven war, have already proven successful. A huge influx of travelers is expected to visit the island and enjoy Sri Lanka's long revered natural splendor.

Daily Candy depicts an everyday, picturesque scene for travelers in Sri Lanka; "…the passing scenery is entertaining and captivating: water buffalo in rice paddies, men biking in plaid sarongs, palm trees as small as you and as tall as buildings." Using words like "chic" and "swank" to describe the hotels and hospitality, Sri Lanka has officially emerged as a fully modernized nation bent on new-age style, highly influenced by its traditional culture and colonial experience.

Daily Candy reports that Sri Lanka's tea country, the white sand beaches of Tangalle, Udawalawe National Park and the walled fort town of Galle are all must-see hot spots.

"Really, there's only one downside to Sri Lanka: Eventually, you have to leave."

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SOURCE Government of Sri Lanka