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Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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Southern Province, Sri Lanka
94 45 2 240888
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/405
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Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Sinharaja is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. There is much ... Read more
endemic wildlife, especially birds, but the reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

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Sinjaraja Forest Reserve is both a national park and a UNESCO world heritage site. It's a biodiversity hot spot, eco-tourism destination, and one of the last standing virgin rain forests in the world. You'll find this area absolutely teeming with wildlife from flowers, jaguars and monkeys, to rich insect and reptile populations. Over 130 species of birds call this forest home, 30 of which are endemic to Sri Lanka.

The best starting points in the reserve are Deniyaya Mederipitiya to the East or Kudawa to the North. You can explore on your own or with a guide that can be acquired when you check in at the ticket counter

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Galle Fort isn't' the only UNESCO site in the area. This nature reserve has also been recognized, mostly for it's dense flora and interesting wildlife. You may be able to spot the local monkey and squirrel population, or even the elusive leopard.

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Beautiful once in a lifetime experience.

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