This fully updated new edition features illuminating text written by Sri Lanka's expert, local writers, alongside inspiring full-colour photography, including outstanding double page spreads. The top attractions are highlighted to help you plan your trip priorities, whether they be to explore Kandy, Sri Lanka's cultural capital, or the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela. A brand new 'Editor's Choice' section reveals the author's inside take on quirky and interesting things see and to do, including the best locations to see the island's wildlife and stunning scenery. 'History' and 'Features' sections provide an insightful background to the country's rich and interesting heritage, as well as its current culture. An in-depth 'Places' section covers the entire country, region by region, with all the principal sites such as Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura cross-referenced by number to accompanying full-colour maps. Additional maps inside the front and back covers enable instant orientation and easy navigation at a glance. A comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides essential practical information, covering transport, visas and passports, health and safety, accommodation for all budgets, climate and much more, along with useful contact telephone numbers to help you book activities in advance. The A-Z of practical information also contains essential advice for women travellers. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.