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Top Destinations ǀ Away Holidays

With such a spectacular world to be explored it is almost impossible to decide which destination should be the first to be visited. In the end it boils down to one’s personal preference, but it is no secret that certain destinations resist the notion of being pigeonholed and are found to be irresistible by all travellers. Away Holidays therefore recommends a few must-see destinations.

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Socially energetic India is remarkably distinct, exceptionally picturesque and particularly friendly towards the hordes of tourists travelling to the sub-continent each year. Most travellers make India a destination of choice in order to explore a region rich in religion, history and culture. Traditional India is honoured whilst modernised India is beginning to flourish and succeeds in luring more and more tourists to enjoy rewarding shopping journeys and a night-life bursting with sensual recreation.

Thailand flamboyantly demonstrates the infinite conflicts that navigate this exotic region; the modern-day existence infused with its conventional traditions that seamlessly express its continued ethnic valour.  The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, can only be described as tantalizing, sizzling, tropical and overpowering yet it succeeds in offering travellers adventures and journeys filled with invigorating interest.

Another city that is recommended by Away Holidays as a must-see destination is Sydney, Australia. The city lures tourists seeking the rich architectural grandeur as easily as it manages to electrify the so-called “beach bums” looking to have some seaside entertainment. Sydney is highly regarded as one of the cities that bear a seemingly limitless listing of tourist magnetisms in the world. Attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo, Oceanworld Manly and Darling Harbour to name a few, can all be visited in this spectacular city.

Away Holidays knows that no list of must-see destinations will be complete without the inclusion of an American charm; Los Angeles. The City of Angels attracts millions of celebrity watchers each year, hoping to obtain an autograph or two. Countless film studios and family theme parks keep family holiday-makers blissfully occupied by day, whilst the seemingly endless list of pubs and clubs succeeds in keeping the night birds jovial. Los Angeles is not only for the glamorous. Its magnificent beaches, art galleries, architectural sites and museums manage to attain the well-earned attention of international tourists.

Away Holidays | World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island destination beautifully perched in the south of India. Sri Lanka is a unique country that blends modern day wonders and traditional charms. It is an island of lush forestry, beautiful vistas and vibrant cities. Often considered to be the jewel in Sri Lanka’s crown however is the country’s incredible collection of World Heritage Sites. Visitors to Sri Lanka can easily lose themselves for months at a time discovering and exploring the monumental remains of Sri Lanka’s ancient Buddhist culture.

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World Heritage Sites across Sri Lanka include;

- Sri Dalada Maligawa

Sri Dalada Maligawa is also known as the Temple of the Tooth as it is home to the only surviving relic of Buddha: his tooth. Because of this most holy relic the outstanding temple built to house it has received the care of monks, the public and even great kings who believed the holy tooth was the key to sovereignty over Sri Lanka.

- Sigiriya

Considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world, Sigiriya is an awe inspiring rock that rises above the surrounding jungle and is home to an equally impressive 4th century fortress. Although much of the fortress lies in ruins, what remains of the monolithic architecture, including the striking Lions Gate, has survived well enough to still give the impression that the outcrop is one giant stone creature.

- Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa was capital of medieval Sri Lanka. Long since deserted, all that remains are fabulous temples and palaces beloved of ancient Sri Lankan royalty.

- Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Designated as a biosphere reserve, the Sinharaja Forest is a stretch of mystical virgin forest. Sinharaja’s wonderful biodiversity has made it a wonderland of tropical fauna and flora and an area of international interest.

For anyone interested in witnessing the World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka, Away Holidays offer a wide range of quality deals of flights and accommodation. Away Holidays is an acclaimed and popular luxury holiday operator that applies its time-honoured experience in the industry to delight its patrons and customers with superb holiday deals. Away Holidays offers dedicated customer service and, through its well-maintained website, is able to provide one of the most convenient and supportive travel services available.