One of the 25 biodiversity hot spots in the world
Only island of this size in the world where you can see the 2 largets mamals in the world.
Situated within the International Whaling Commission's protected zone in the Indian Ocean - The ideal location to see the blue whale, the largest animal ever lived on this planet
Recorded highest leopard density in the world ( Yala Park )
Best rain forest in Asia ( Sinharaja / UNESCO world heritage site)
14 National Parks / 4 Nature reserves / 3 strict nature reserves / 57 Sanctuaries
3rd highest waterfall density in the world with more than 380 recorded water falls
More than 3800 animal species & Close to 7400 plant species A recorded history over 2’600 years
08 UNESCO world heritage sites
The oldest historically documented tree in the world Sri Maha Bodhi- is over 2,200 years old.
The largest man-made reservoir – the Parakrama Samudra, - (dating from 11 century / Covers an area of more than 15 Km2...)
The 2nd largest monument in the world – Jetawanaramaya was built in the 3rd Century AD.
The largest natural rock cave in Asia, which is known to be the most ancient pre-historic human settlement in Asia - Pahiyangala.
Golden beaches all around the island over 1,340 km long
Hill country rising to an elevation of 2,524 m