24. August 2023, Bratislava
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7 magical places in Sri Lanka where you can find true peace

Sri Lanka is known not only for its beautiful nature, but also for its history and culture. It boasts of spiritual places where peace and tranquility will spread within you when you visit. In fact, these places are associated with legends and traditions that reflect the deep beliefs of the people. Here are 7 of them.

  1. Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak is one of the most sacred peaks in Sri Lanka. It is located in the south of the country, in the province of Sabaragamuwa. On its top, there is a footprint imprinted in the rock. Christians believe that it is the footprint of the first man, Adam, after he was expelled from paradise, Buddhists associate it with Buddha and Hindus with the god Shiva. Not surprisingly, it is a important pilgrimage site. But Adam’s Hill offers much more.

Various religious rituals and celebrations are held there, a very important one being the celebration of the Buddha festival. An unforgettable experience is the night climb and subsequent sunrise viewing accompanied by the striking of the bell, which each pilgrim rings as many times as he or she has climbed Adam’s Hill. As the bell falls silent, the priest says a prayer to welcome the new day. It is a truly breathtaking experience.


2. Temple of the Tooth

The Temple of the Tooth is another of the most sacred places in Sri Lanka. Located near the city of Kandy, the temple has become an important place of pilgrimage because its sacred chamber contains an important relic, namely the tooth of the Buddha. Locals believe that simply visiting this place brings protection and good luck to people. The most important celebration at the temple is then the Esala Perahera, during which the tooth of the Buddha is displayed and celebrated by a procession of elephants, dancers and musicians and religious processions.

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3. Sygiriya Peak (Lion Rock)

Sygiriya or also Lion Rock is located in the central part of the island and many legends and legends circulate around it. It is believed that whoever climbs Sygiriya will attain spiritual enlightenment. Thus, for some visitors, climbing to the top is considered a pilgrimage act associated with spiritual transformation. The gardens that surround the summit are equally breathtaking. They have been likened to a paradise, so if you are looking for tranquility, we recommend sitting here for a while and taking in the energy of the place.

4. Mount Ritigala

You will experience a similarly mystical atmosphere at Mount Ritigala, which is surrounded by a forest of exotic and medicinal plants. Hidden in its bosom is a monastery where monks once lived long ago. This place was built for spiritual purposes. The flora and fauna here is truly diverse and impressive. Not for nothing is it said that the monkey god Hanuman once dropped a piece of the Himalayas here. Being in this environment has beneficial effects on the psyche.

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5. City of Ratnapura

Ratnapura is a place that is famous for its rich deposits of precious stones like sapphires, rubies and other colourful semi-precious stones. The locals believe in the energy and power that flows from these stones and hence recommend Ratnapura, which translates from Sinhala as “City of Gems”, to tourists to visit. If you need to recharge your energy, strength and calm your mind, head to Ratnapura and visit the local shrine or one of the ancient temples.

6. Mount Pidurangala

Mount Pidurangala is an impressive rock formation located near Sigiriya. Pidurangala offers not only an interesting climb up stone steps and narrow paths to the top, but also a breathtaking view of Sigiriya. At the top, there is a Buddhist temple and a rock cave providing a peaceful environment for contemplation. Pidurangala is so heavily shrouded in a spiritual atmosphere that it is worth lingering in for at least a moment.

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7. Little Adam’s Peak To find true tranquility, also head to Little Adam’s Peak, which was named after its bigger brother, Adam’s Peak, because of its similar shape. It is located in the phenomenal Ella region of southern Sri Lanka, which is known for its impressive mountain ranges. The journey to the summit is a breathtaking experience in itself. It leads through tea plantations whose lush greenery is simply breathtaking. The trail is very walkable and takes a maximum of 3 hours. At the top you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. 8. Sleeping Elephant Resort

Another place that may not be a mountain or a monument, but where you are guaranteed to relax is Sleeping Elephant Beach Resort. It is located in Tangalle, just 59 km from the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. It is an oasis in whose gardens visitors will find everything their hearts and souls desire, including perfect tranquility. Guests can indulge in relaxation in one of the suites, bungalows or villas, or by the outdoor pool. The perfect space for meditation, contemplation, and even active relaxation can be found at Rekawa Beach, which is part of the resort. The atmosphere on this beach will simply mesmerise you.

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At our Sleeping Elephant Resort, we pride ourselves on providing guests with an unforgettable stay and great service. We are committed to ensuring that you truly relax, enjoy your stay in stunning Sri Lanka and take away experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. That’s why we’re happy to arrange any kind of trip anywhere in Sri Lanka. We are ready to guide you into the secrets of this wonderful country full of diverse colours and flavours. We will help you fill your mind with impressions, your heart with joy and your soul with peace.

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