Sri Lanka's myriad appeals are undeniably alluring. Few places have as many Unesco World Heritage Sites (eight) packed into such a small area, 2000-plus years of culture can be discovered at ancient sites where legendary temples boast beautiful details.
Languages: Sinhalese, Tamil and English
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Calling code: +94
Time zone: UTC+5:30
Flight time: Direct flight from Hong Kong to Colombo about 5 hours and 20 minutes