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Sit back and relax as we continue to tour round the nations in the Indian Ocean in our armchair travels. From The Maldives we head for Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Here you can find rainforests, plains, highlands and sandy beaches.

The first city we’re visiting is Kandy, a large city in central Sri Lanka. The city sits on a plateau surrounded by mountains and has tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The heart of the city is scenic Kandy Lake.

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The Ceylon Tea Museum makes its home in the vintage 1925 Hantane Tea Factory just 4 km south of Kandy. Here you can see exhibits on tea pioneers James Taylor and Thomas Lipton and lots of tea-processing paraphernalia. There are guides that can offer more information and you can have a cup of great tea in the top-floor tearoom.

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