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Matara

4.2
Mathota
A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack. Busy, modernizing, and with a youthful feel boosted by a community of university students, the town makes few direct concessions to tourism--part of its appeal to many international visitors. Colonial-era churches and fortifications provide the main historic attractions of Matara, but it's the lively urban bustle and the authentic Sri Lankan cuisine found on the streets that make Matara memorable. Plan your trip to Matara and other Sri Lanka destinations using our handy Sri Lanka trip itinerary builder.
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Snake Farm ©
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4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Polhena Beach ©
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Polhena Beach
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Hiriketiya Beach
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
Freedom Surf School ©
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Freedom Surf School Weligama
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Good Spa ©
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Good Spa Weligama
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Matara ©
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Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Matara
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Weherahena Buddhist Temple ©
Religious Site
Weherahena Buddhist Temple
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min