Another mark left by the British, is Sri Lanka's botanical gardens. There are three botanical gardens, and many little spice gardens aimed at tourists. The most visited garden is that of Kandy and was created by the British King and Queen, George and Mary. Many couples meet here for a romantic stroll around the lake, river, or simply to sit in the shade of a nearby tree. Over 250 flora species are grown here and the orchid garden is not to be missed. As for spice gardens, a visit is nearly always included in organised tours of the area. As long as the tour doesn't take too long, a visit can be very interesting as it teaches visitors about the different virtues of different spices, plants and fruit, as well as giving an opportunity to try out homeopathic remedies. Sharpen your senses as you smell, touch and taste the various spices. No visitor escapes the visit to the homeopathic shop though! Almost anything can be cured with these remedies, so why not give it a go?
Cultural sites at the heart of nature