The 50 Things You Must Do in Asia

By Hanya Yanagihara - 2013-07-23T16:27:10Z

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Experience an Old and New Culture: Sri Lanka

Whether you prefer to meet a holy monkey, eat sushi for breakfast, receive a monk's blessing, helicopter over the Himalayas, or just enjoy the myriad unique views—we've rounded up a bucket list of 50 things to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in the wide world of Asia.

Sri Lanka's recorded history dates back to the sixth century B.C. The decades-long war between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamils, the largest single ethnic minority here, finally ceased just four years ago, and the country is poised for a rediscovery: very old Asia made new again.

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