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5 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Tangalle - For the Ultimate Beach Getaway!

Tangalle is a popular beach town in Sri Lanka offering its visitors pristine beaches with powdery sands that you can lie in all day! Here is a list of things you ought to know before you visit Tangalle!

1

The Tangalle Beach

Your trip here is going to start at the most popular place in this beach town. This is the Tangalle beach from which the town's name is derived from. The beach, although close to busy markets and fishing harbour, has a surprisingly very relaxed atmosphere. If you're looking to relax on the beaches, nothing is better than this one. It is uncrowded and gives you some privacy. A little further away from the beach, you can even find good surfing spots. The fishing harbour provides deep-sea fishing expeditions too. Besides, you can head out to a wellness retreat in Sri Lanka by the beach for an absolutely amazing time. For instance, you can check out properties like Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort for a good experience.

2

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya.

This is an ancient and historic Buddhist temple located here in this town. The temple is established on top of a high rock and has been encircled by 4 other massive boulders named as Bisogala, Kondagala, Seelwathigala and Benagala. It is quite similar to the rock fortress called Sigiriya located in the hill country. And as a result, this temple is often referred to as little Sigiriya. You can marvel at the sculptures, paintings and the architecture of this temple which is truly brilliant.

3

Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary

For the bird lovers out there, Tangalle offers another brilliant opportunity. This town is close to the birdlife sanctuary located down south. This is one of the best bird sanctuaries in the country and is among the oldest too. There are more than 150 species of bird that reside here out of each 54 are migratory birds. You can also witness 20 other wildlife species, 41 exquisite fish species and around 38 reptile species too. A trip here will enlighten you about these creatures.

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The Rekawa Lagoon Canoeing

If you're an adventure enthusiast and would like to take part in such activities, you must try lagoon canoeing. Lagoon canoeing is one of the popular activities here and people from all over the country come here to try their hand at it. This waterbody allows you to explore its rich biodiversity of flora and fauna to your heart's content with the freedom of canoeing. This is going to be one of the best experiences of your life, so do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

5

Turtle watch

Sri Lanka is among the best places in the world to observe and watch marine turtles while they independently roam in their habitats. Out of the seven marine turtle species in the world, five can be found here in Sri Lanka. They come here, to this region, in particular, to lay their eggs. You can find leatherbacks, hawksbill, loggerheads and olive Ridley turtle here.