In the 12th century, the explorer Marco Polo wrote that Sri Lanka was the finest island in the whole world. For centuries it had been a tourist destination, particularly for European travelers. Recently, the Sri Lankan Civil War that spanned over 25 years and ended in 2009 has had a negative impact on tourism and the growth of the industry become inactive, however, following this era a resurgence in Sri Lanka as a tourist destination has been evident. In 2012, post office worldwide holiday costs barometer named Sri Lanka as the best-valued destination for holidays.
Temple Of The Tooth Relic
This temple is very popular and most of the tourists coming to Sri Lanka come here definitely because of its uniqueness. Like many other popular places of Sri Lanka, this too comes in the world heritage sites and is marked so by UNESCO. The temple is spiritual and historical both. individuals come here are keen on the two subjects. It is said that the tooth relic that the sanctuary has is of Buddha. Additionally, there is this colloquialism that one who will hold that tooth relic will be the legislative head of the kingdom. This sanctuary is situated in the city of Kandy.