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02-28-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Places to shoot/visit in Sri Lanka

We will be travelling to Sri Lanka for ~2 weeks (mid-March to early April, 2012) and wonder if there are places to visit/avoid while there???

I am thinking of hiring a driver/guide for parts of the trip as three of us are travelling together and can share the costs.

Thanks for any info.

03-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #2
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Worth visit:
- Sigiriya
- Kelaniya temple (near Colombo)
- Kandy
- Dambulla
- Polonnaruwa
- tea plantations in the mountains
- rice fields (you'll find it almost everywhere)
- hindu temples are really colourful and full of statues/details
- buddha statues @ gangaramaya
- there's a corner somwhere on Colombos streets where you can find transvestites/drag queens in the night (can't find the name)...that's if you are fancy of this kind of views
Those are the sites for tourists - every guide/driver knows them.

There are fees entrance to most of tourists sites, but you can buy one ticket (voucher?) which is cheaper than buying tickets separately for each site.

Sunset/sunrise is approx 6am/6pm - just to make you aware when taking sunrise/sunset captures.

Was there in December for three weeks, shot approx 3500pics and I'll tell you that best photos I took was the ones when I came off the track...just watching normal living. People swimming/jumping to rivers, kids having fun, etc. Plenty of smiling and friendly people in there - don't forget to wear your smile
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