Rathnapura District

Ratnapura is a district of Sri Lanka in the Sabaragamuwa Province.

The gem-mining centre of Sri Lanka is also a major crossroad between southern plains and the hill country to the east. A bustling market city servicing most of the surrounding towns. Many of the prominent gem dealers in Sri Lanka operate from this town. There is a route to Sri Pada from Ratnapura direction. Excursions include Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Udawalawe National Park. The surrounding area is a popular trekking destination and a good place for bird watching.

【LK94007694: Ratnapura District. Text by Lakpura™. Images by Google, copyright(s) reserved by original authors.】
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