The tear-shaped island of Sri Lanka offers endless activities for nature lovers, history buffs, foodies and beach lovers. The country boasts eight UNESCO world heritage sites including the ancient city of Sigiriya, the sacred city of Kandy and the old town of Galle. Each site tells a fascinating story about Sri Lanka's history. Visit the Citadel of Sigiriya, built by King Kashyapa in the 5th century complete with a lion's statue carved out of the rock. It's a long journey up several steps to get to the top of Sigiriya rock, but views of green rolling hills as far as the eye can see make it worth the trip. Kandy, Sri Lanka's second largest city sits on a hill surrounded by valleys, rivers and lakes. The focal point of a visit to Kandy is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic which attracts Buddhist pilgrims and tourists in large numbers.