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Sri Lanka Travel Video, DVD, Sightseeing, Culture, People

  1. Ceylon - Travel Video.

    $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : CMOS2370

    Ceylon - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cosmos Global Documentaries. 52 Minutes. Surrounded by the deep blue of the Indian Ocean lies a beautiful, fairytale-like island south east of the coast of India. In recent decades this island has developed into a popular tourist destination that attracts people from all over the world. Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, has a splendid mixture of both western and eastern influences and, along with its many old and modern buildings, never fails to surprise. Modern skyscrapers highlight the city's flourishing new economy and with approximately five hundred thousand inhabitants Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka. As with the country itself Colombo is influenced by a multicultural society that is dominated by its Singhalese population. Along the road from Colombo to Kandy is an elephants' orphanage that currently tends to the needs of around eighty animals. Most of the parents of the young elephants were shot and killed by ruthless poachers while others were ignored by their mother and left to fend for themselves in Sri Lanka's forests. The regime of an elephant school usually consists of teaching the elephants to march in line and in pairs as well as teaching them how to move, carry and stack timber. Sri Lanka is one of the world's main producers of tea. The reason for its success lies in the exceptional quality of its tea. Ceylon tea is a fine, dark tea that has today become a popular ingredient in many different blends. Some areas on Sri Lanka's eastern coast were devastated by the horrific Tsunami tragedy of December 2004. It will take a considerable amount of time for the people there to recover from the effects of the TSUNAMI disaster and for their villages to return to a semblance of normality. A massive reconstruction programme is now underway. The openness and hospitality of the people allied with the country's natural splendour and impressive cultural diversity make Sri Lanka one of the most amazing island paradises on Earth!
  2. Sri Lanka & the Maldives - Travel Video.

    $19.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : GLOB2371

    Sri Lanka & the Maldives - Travel Video.
    VHS. Globe Trekker Video. Two of the most extraordinary tropical locations lie off the southern tip of India: Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean, and the thousands of spectacular islands that make up the Maldives. Traveler Megan McCormick begins her journey in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, She travels to the east coast to surfing paradise Arugam Bay, visits Ratnapura and Sigiriya, before driving to Kandy. Flying to the Maldives, she ends her trip with a diving safari around the maze of idyllic uninhabited islands. Along the way... $_$_START_LIST ? "Toddy tappers" at work in the tops of coconut trees ? Visit to a tea plantation ? Climb the impressive fortress built by King Kasyapa, in Sigiriya, fifteen hundred years ago ? Visit Ratnapura, the city of gems, where mines give up ink and blue sapphires ? Attend the Kandy festival of Esala Perahera, the biggest in the country, where hundreds of elephants are paraded around the city for ten nights and leave a mess of elephant droppings. 50 minutes $_$_END_LIST
  3. Sri Lanka - Travel Video.

    $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : DSCR22269

    Sri Lanka - Travel Video.
    DVD. Discover The World. 30 Minutes. This program looks at the people, history, culture and geography of: Sri Lanka.