Marco Polo thought Sri Lanka was the finest island of its size in all the world - and we agree. Explore the majestic ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya. Stretch out on secluded palm-fringed beaches. Follow the glowing strings of lights on the pilgrim trail up Adam's Peak. Ride through hillside tea plantations in a rattling train. This guide gives you the inside information on Sri Lanka's richest experiences. Get The Lowdown - our dedicated Snapshot, Culture and History chapters are your ticket to understanding local life. Go On Safari - get up close to Sri Lanka's birds, elephants and leopards: our detailed national parks information shows you how. Don't Just Lie There - we tempt you off the beach with Sri Lanka's best diving, hiking and surfing. Know Your Kitul From Your Kiri Bath - our Food Drink chapter will help you gobble your way through the island's celebrated cuisine. Find Your Way - easy-to-read maps show you where to go.