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Flights from New Zealand to Sri Lanka will disembark at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB).
Sri Lanka is a fascinating destination that offers ancient traditions, proud cultures and incredible natural beauty. The first port of call for most travellers is the capital, Colombo - the commercial and financial heart of the country. Colombo's big ticket attractions include the National Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Dutch Period Museum. It's also worth investigating the Zoo, the Casa Serena Art Gallery and the Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Centre.
Travellers interested in history should head to Anuradhapura in the country's north. This was the site of a thriving ancient city that was first settled around 900 BCE and flourished until around 1100 CE. There are various sites to explore including the Archaeology Museum, the Moonstone and the Lovamahapaya. Also in Anuradhapura, make sure you investigate the Bodhi Tree Temple, the Citadel and the Folk Museum.
In the south of the country lies Galle, a picturesque town overlooking the ocean. Make sure you check out the fort and the Kalutara temple in town, before exploring the nearby turtle hatcheries and also simply admiring the impressive coastal scenery.