Learn the ways of rubber
Since ancient times, Sri Lanka has been widely known for its natural resources, and this includes its rubber trees. The commodity is in high demand and has been an essential product called on by various industries throughout history. Watch the process from collecting the fresh sap right up to the end product which is the export-quality pure rubber.
History of Rubber in Sri Lanka
In 1876, 1,919 rubber seedlings were planted at the Henarathgoda Botanical Gardens in Gampaha, marking the beginning of rubber production in Sri Lanka. On Sir Joseph Hooker's advice, the Colonial Office despatched these rubber seedlings from Kew Gardens to Ceylon in 38 crates. The seedlings were produced from seeds Sir Henry Wickham acquired earlier that year in Brazil.
Other experiences that your might like
Be mesmerized by this exquisite slice of Mountain life, embraced in the warmth of the Indian Ocean and sought after by sun seeking surfers. Enjoy the untouched and unspoiled beauty of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.
Weligama is celebrated for the fantastic surf the waves have to offer. Whether it's your first time or you're looking to test your skills as a veteran, Weligama has the perfect waves for you.
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Learn about and experience the endangered turtles of the ocean at the Sea Turtle Hatchery located on the beautiful golden sandy beach of Habaraduwa, a short trip from Weligama.
The Galle Fort
Immerse yourself in a realm of beauty and history. An iconic structure that holds immense importance throughout the past, The Galle Fort is a must-see sight for anyone visiting the island.
The stilt fishermen are a popular sight in Ahangama, as they sit silently and unmoving on their poles, high above the sea surface, for hours, waiting to catch the small fish that swarm in the shallow offshore waters.
Whale & Dolphin Watching
Experience one of the most exciting excursions you can do on the island. Come observe the playful dolphins or the gigantic whales that call the ocean home.
Experience a unique and informative journey through the urbanity of a cinnamon plantation and learn the secrets of cinnamon's history and its medical benefits while experiencing the harvesting process and typical village life for yourself.
Gem and Jewellery Factory
The gems of Sri Lanka have been famous throughout history. The island is home to nearly 75 varieties of coloured and colourless gemstones. Witness the masters of their craft at work.
Be enthralled by the fascinating snake species and learn about habitation and the importance of protecting these animals—an up-close and personal experience with some of the most beautiful creatures that call the island home.
Handungoda Tea Estate
This exquisite tea plantation in the hills above Koggala offers (free) highly informative tours of the estate. Handunugoda produces the famous 'Virgin White Tea' which has attracted attention from tea enthusiasts worldwide.
Be amazed at how valuable a coconut tree is, from acting as a staple in Sri Lankan cuisine to the variety of products created using this plant. Learn the intricacies of a classic craft and an industry that has survived the test of time.
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