Sri Lanka tops best countries to visit list

Sri Lanka has been named as the best place to visit in 2019 by highly respected travel guidebook brand Lonely Planet.

Sri Lanka took the top spot for the best country to visit, with Germany and Zimbabwe in second and third place respectively.

“Already notable to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived,” says Lonely Planet author Ethan Gelber regarding Sri Lanka in the Best in Travel 2019 book, published today.

Denmark’s capital Copenhagen was named the number one city, followed by China’s high-tech city Shenzhen and Serbia’s Novi Sad.

“What people can see in the films certainly justifies Sri Lanka’s Lonely Planet accolade,” said Emily Willis, Head of Content and Licensing at online travel company

“From the hills’ region in the north to the coastal areas of the west and the bustling capital Colombo, Sri Lanka is a visual feast.

“We’ve been big fans of Sri Lanka for a while and we’re so pleased Lonely Planet has also recognised this unique corner of the world as one of the up-and-coming destinations that adventure travellers should put on their list,” Ms Willis added.

Article published 24th October 2018