The amazing attractions around Koggala, Sri Lanka – A beautiful village in Sri Lanka’s South Coast!

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When talking about Koggala, the first thing that comes to mind is the renowned Sri Lankan author Martin Wickramasinghe. Read on and know the importance of this village and some attractions around Koggala.

Koggala Beach | Image Credit: <a href="">calflier001</a>, <a href="">TAPROBANE ISLAND NEAR KOGGLA SRI LANKA JAN 2013 (8491428227)</a>, <a href="" rel="license">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Koggala Beach | Image Credit: calflier001, TAPROBANE ISLAND NEAR KOGGLA SRI LANKA JAN 2013 (8491428227), CC BY-SA 2.0

Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Art Museum

This museum has been home to Sri Lankan’s most famous author Martin Wickramasinghe. It displays an amazing collection of Buddhist artefacts, agricultural and fishing equipment, pottery, and metal craft artefacts. In fact, tourists visiting this museum can have an insight into the Sri Lankan folk culture. You will see a wide variety of indigenous trees and birds which are depicted in many of his novels.

Koggala Lake

This fascinating lake is located just a few miles away from Galle. The lake is an ideal spot for nature lovers who are in search of sites to observe natural biodiversity. You can enjoy gorgeous sunset sceneries and different species of endemic birds in their natural habitat. If you are staying at one of the hotels in Koggala located close to the lake, like South Lake Resort, then you should visit this place.

Kataluwa Purwarama Temple

The southern part of Sri Lanka is blessed with Buddhist temples with long histories. Dating from 13th century, this historic temple famous for its magnificent wall paintings. All doors and windows indicate the influence of the Dutch architecture.

Dikwella Lace Centre

If you are holidaying in the south of Sri Lanka, you should not miss visiting this place. You will get to know about the livelihoods of traditional lace makers since Dikwella was famous for this trade for many years.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+

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