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    The Most Beautiful Places in Asia

    By By CNTraveler.com
    September 17, 2013, 8:38:04 AM EDT

    Editor at Large Hanya Yanagihara spent nearly two months on the road and visited 24 cities all across Asia. Here are some of the most beautiful places and people she encountered along the way.


    Sri Lanka

    The ancient royal compound of Sigiriya, or Lion’s Rock—the star attraction in the country’s Cultural Triangle—is best visited in the morning, before the day heats up: It takes roughly 45 minutes to reach the summit, but you’ll be treated to frescoes, rock gardens, and other splendid sights with every step.


    Snake charmers in the irresistibly charming walled city of Galle.

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    Amanwella, a modernist perch in Tangalle, on Sri Lanka’s southern coast.


    One of the most dramatic sights in Galle is that of the divers jumping into the sea from the seventeenth-century stone ramparts which ring the city. The divers must precisely calibrate their descent: An inch too far to the left or right and they’d smash against the coral reef. Tip them a dollar or two for their feat. JULIEN CAPMEIL

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