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50 Instagrams That’ll Make You Want to go to Sri Lanka

50 Instagrams That’ll Make You Want to go to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of those envy-inspiring destinations – windswept beaches, ancient Buddhist temples and dense rainforests are just another day at the office for this tropical island.

What’s more, Sri Lanka is like one giant playground for elephants, so safaris here pretty much guarantee a face-to-face with these long-nosed beauties. So it’s time to get your phone out – as if was ever in your pocket in the first place – because the Insta potential here is off the charts. Just see for yourself.

  1. You know, just your classic bout of sightseeing in Sri Lanka.

2. Hikes up to the ancient former rock palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site Sigiriya are worth it.

shicky micky monkey #sridanka #srilanka #dambulla

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3. We’re genuinely not sure what more you could want than palms and golden sands.

Собственно, сегодня был первый день на шриланке (ночь прилёта не в счёт) почти овощной день на пляже в бентота, погода просто супер, правда был небольшой дождик, но это не испортило ощущение от пляжа. Если кому интересно, то песочек очень хороший и чистый – можно строить замки … чем я с удовольствием и занялся), традиционно обгорел, но это тоже не так важно) на песочке отлично прыгается, может запишу пару видюх)😎🏖#vacation #emotions #milagrecapoeira #trip #srilanka #palm #nature #natgeo #natgeoru #reflection #sea #sky #water #sun #travel #traveler

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4. No big deal, just a casual hike to a tiny rock perched precariously above vertigo-worthy valleys.

It’s like Alaska hikes just way more sweaty #srilanka #ellasrilanka #thunderthighs #trekking #travelporn

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5. So much chill, we can’t even.

Time to relax 🌞#relax #balcony #srilanka #travel #travelling #ella #repos #enjoy #wonderlustsrilanka

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6. How is this even real?

7. We would much rather this were our commute to work everyday.

Train surfing in #srilanka with @jasminelyanne #travel #needvacation #lorenzrichardphotography

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8. With Sri Lanka’s jagged skylines, the Instagram sunset game just got a whole lot realer.

9. Up close and personal with our new best friend.

10. UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Sacred City of Kandy – Sri Lanka’s paved with them.

🎍🇱🇰 #srilanka #buddhism #travel #holiday #morning #早安 #斯里兰卡 #旅行 #佛教

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11. Your average meet-and-greet on Unawatuna Beach.

12. We’re not sure if the dining scenery is also on the menu, but if it is, we’ll take five plates of gorgeous views, please.

This spot will do for dinner. #srilanka #mirissa #beach #travelling #travel #ocean #candle

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13. Your entire holiday to this incredibly island could basically just consist of staring listlessly over a balcony.

Beautiful sunsets never fail to take my breath away… #kandy #srilanka #vacay #yolo

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14. All of your meals in Sri Lanka could consist of just fresh fruit.

15. It’s going to take thousands and thousands of Instagram pics to capture Sri Lanka’s thousands and thousands of years of history.

16. The natural beauty here can only be rivalled by the bevy of mega-luxury resorts.

17. A swath of beach, a straw poking out of a coconut – all we’ve ever wanted in life is summarised effortlessly in this single pic.

18. #Squadgoals

Elephants 😍🐘 #elephants #srilanka #lovely #showertime

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19. When Sri Lankans say the fish is fresh, they mean it.

😍😍😍🇱🇰#bestmoments #ocean #srilanka #galle #fishman #happy

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20. We are of the firm belief that there can never be too many sunset pictures of Sri Lanka.

21. Even the big cities are speckled with beautiful little details like this waterside Buddha.

22. Not a bad place to do some yoga, if we do say so ourselves.

23. We seriously can’t get over how seriously amazing Sigiriya is.

#сигирия #Sigiriya #шриланка #shrilanka #2017 #отпуск 🇱🇰

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24. Make no mistake, Sri Lankan beaches aren’t just for lounging. They’re for diving, surfing, boating – you name it.

25. Casual views from the hotel balcony.

Got upgraded to a balcony! . . . #winning #tangalle #srilanka #thatview

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26. The more mischievous of Sri Lanka’s residents.

27. Behold, the royal palace of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s second capital city after the destruction of Anuradhapura.

#архив🕸 #srilanka2016 #srilanka #шриланка #цейлон #polonnaruwa #руиныдревнегогорода

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28. Decked in bright colours, even the boats in Sri Lanka ooze character.

#srilanka #holidays #fishing #boat #sunnyday #indianocean #boattrips #bestday

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29. We’re hoping that’s a yawn and not a really ominous roar.

30. Our wanderlust is at an all-time high.

31. Flurries and flurries of curries, even for breakfast.

32. Tuk tuks in Sri Lanka will do all the hiking for you, no sweat-breaking required.

33. There’s so much Zen to be found in Sri Lanka, especially by the beach.

@ariadne108’s sunset natarajasana in Sri Lanka tonight 🙏💓✌️

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34. Even the views from the bath are worthy of an Instagram shot.

35. If you’re looking for a colourful meal, look no further.

Fresh salad to finish the trip🌞 #SriLanka 🇱🇰

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36. This candy cane-striped mosque in Colombo is a feast for the eyes.

Found this visually appealing mosque in the middle of hustling district of Colombo

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37. Sri Lanka is famous for its heap of turtle hatcheries, and if your heart isn’t melting at this video, we’re pretty sure you don’t have one.

38. We can get onboard with bridges like this. Pun absolutely intended.

39. This is basically the ultimate farmer’s market.

Traveling with @alexandriaroseelliott who takes the best pictures. #travel #market #srilanka

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40. Views through the 15th-century Jaffna Fort, constructed under Portuguese rule.

41. Sri Lanka is ready to supply your morning cuppa.

42. Pics with the locals, nothing to see here.

43. Take five minutes to enjoy the view.

Doing the best I can #struggling #srilanka #nofilter

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44. Is there software yet that will allow us to actually become the drone that took this pic?

45. More, please.

46. Tuk Tuks are the way to go!

This shot was taken in Kandy, a 3 1/2 hour train ride from the capital Colombo. In the photo you see one of Sri Lanka’s main form of transportation, the Tuk Tuk, the place is covered with them, on every street corner and at any time of day these are available. The white building in the rear is the former Governors residence now turned into the Queens hotel, one of the oldest hotels in the country, dating back almost 160 years. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Website : www.overexposed.nl Buy Prints : overexposed.smugmug.com •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #bestintravel #ourplanetdaily #travelandlife #beautifuldestinations #artofvisuals #lifeofadventure #travelstoke #areyouawake #moodygrams #visualsoflife #travelphotos #lpfanphoto #timeoutsociety #exploretocreate #earthfocus #nikon #fantastic_earth #roamtheplanet #lovetheworld #adventurevisuals #secretplaces #earthtelligence #wonderful_places #nationaldestinations #tlpicks #bbctravel #earthcapture #weliketotravel #exploretocreate #thegreatoutdoors

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47. A regular cuppa just won’t do.

48. Sigiriya is the ultimate chill out spot.

49. Sugar bun, anyone?

50. And this last one, well – it just kind of speaks for itself.

#zachodziki #sunset #beach #tangalle #srilanka #żona

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We rest our case. If you’ve not been lured in by Sri Lanka’s charms, you should probably check your pulse. Let us know what part of the landscape you’re most excited to see in the comments below.

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