Despite being a small island off the coast of India, Sri Lanka is a country is home to an impressive amount of gorgeous natural landmarks and opulent historical fortresses. These 10 sites all embody the diverse beauty this land has to offer, and none are to be missed.
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Located in Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth is considered the very heart of the nation. Wars had been fought for the possession of the Sacred Tooth Relic; it’s believed that whoever holds it has the power and the right to rule the country. Being a predominantly Buddhist country, the Temple of the Tooth is the most sacred place of worship for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Visit between July and August to witness the spectacular Festival of the Tooth (Kandy Perahera), a vibrant religious procession complete with beautifully adorned elephants, drummers, fire-eaters, dancers and stilt walkers.