Here’s why Sri Lanka is Lonely Planet’s top destination for 2019

Watch the video below for Lonely Planet’s top reasons to visit Sri Lanka, which was named as the travel publication’s best country to visit this year

Lonely Planet named the enchanting island of Sri Lanka as its must-visit destination in 2019, with Germany in second place and Zimbabwe in third on their list of 10 countries to visit this year.

“With untouched golden beaches to discover, atmospheric train rides through tea-carpeted hills, and ancient temples to admire, Sri Lanka is Lonely Planet’s top country to travel to in 2019,” the renowned travel guidebook announced in October.

“Sri Lanka is decidedly having its moment in the equatorial sun and change is coming swiftly. Already notable to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived.

“There’s now more than ever for families, adrenaline junkies, eco-tourists, wellness seekers and foodies of all budgets. Even the north and east, including areas previously off limits, difficult to reach or lacking in services, deliver new discoveries.”

Watch the video below for Lonely Planet’s top 12 reasons to visit Sri Lanka.

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