Sri Lanka

Can’t locate Sri Lanka on a map? Find the tear drop-shaped island just off the southern tip of India, and voilà. Buddhism arrived in 250 B.C.; Hinduism took hold sometime later. Ancient Sri Lankans had a knack for designing ingenious reservoirs, dams, and aqueducts, and they were crack mathematicians. The island was an important part of the Silk Road, not only for its deep natural harbor, but also for its native spices. Today, the island boasts an astonishing eight UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Sri Lanka & South India. Five Millennia of Spices, Artistry, & Architecture on the Indian Ocean.

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Spice traders, Buddhists, and powerful dynasties all made their way to Sri Lanka (once, Ceylon) long before Europeans headed there for some good old-fashioned colonization. We explore the fascinating island nation of Sri Lanka, then hop over a bit...

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