Sri Lanka is a tropical island country with very hot weather throughout the year. Because its terrain is like a water drop, it is called the tears of God and the pearls of the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is one of the members of the Commonwealth. Sri Lanka in Sinhala means happy land or bright affluent land, because of the production of gems, it is also known as the gem kingdom. Sri Lanka used to known as Ceylon, Lion Country, and Sinhala in the ancient time. According to its beautiful waterfront, mysterious ancient city, rich natural resources, and unique and charming culture, it is considered by Marco Polo as the most beautiful island. Sri Lanka’s economy is dominated by agriculture, and Ceylon black tea is world-famous and an important export product of the country. Sri Lanka is also one of the top three tea producing countries in the world.
Sri Lanka has a tropical monsoon climate, the average maximum temperature in most areas can reach more than 30 degrees, while the average temperature in mountain areas is about 26 degrees. There are no obvious four seasons in Sri Lanka, only the difference between the seasons is rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season is from May to August, November and February. The dry season is from December to March of the following year. Sri Lanka's peak tourist season is after Christmas, and a large number of European tourists will come here to spend the winter. In addition, July to August is also Sri Lanka's peak tourist season, and the grand Buddha Tooth Festival is also held during this period.
Sri Lanka is in the tropics, with a hot climate and strong ultraviolet rays, so the sun protection products are essential. Sri Lanka has two rainy seasons each year affected by the monsoon, so it is best to prepare for the rain every day, carry an umbrella with you is a good idea. Besides, you must respect the local customs and do not wear exposed clothes when you visit temples.