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Shopping in Sri Lanka

Tea: Sri Lanka is the fourth biggest tea producing country in the world (after China, India, and Kenya). Concerning tea producing area density (tea production per square mile) it is the number one tea country. Average pure “Ceylon Tea” qualities are considered to be some of the finest teas for reasonable normal prices produced anywhere in the world. Buying tea at the factories guarantees pure qualities, the factory's own tea shops are more adjusted to the demands of foreign guests concerning varieties, flavors and vacuum package.

There are opportunity to visit one of the most famous high quality tea factory during the tour. Spices: Apart from India's Kerala and the Indonesia's Molucca Islands Sri Lanka is one of the world's three classical spice producing regions, famous for spices since ancient times. The quality of its cinnamon is unsurpassed. Other spices grown in Sri Lanka are pepper there are two verity of peppers in Sri Lanka(white & black), cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, mace, curry leaf, mustard, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, dill, chillies, ginger and vanilla.etc

Handicrafts: Popular souvenirs from Sri Lanka are woodcarvings and wooden masks, silver wear, brass castings, ceramics, lacquer ware, cane works, and coir goods.

Textiles: even today majority of nation used Traditional handloom products are sarongs and other wraparounds, tablecloths, and batik items
Handicrafts: Popular souvenirs from Sri Lanka are woodcarvings and wooden masks, silver wear, brass castings, ceramics, lacquer ware, cane works, and coir goods.

Textiles: Traditional handloom products are sarongs and other wraparounds, tablecloths, and batiks.

 

Gems of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s gem industry has a very long and colorful history. Sri Lanka was affectionately known as Ratna-Dweepa which means Gem Island. The name is a reflection of its natural wealth. Marco Polo wrote that the island had the best sapphires, topazes, amethysts, and other gems in the world. Ptolemy, the 2nd century astronomer recorded that beryl and sapphire were the mainstay of Sri Lanka’s gem industry. Records from sailors that visited the island states that they brought back “jewels of Serendib”. Serendib was the ancient name given to the island by middle – eastern and Persian traders that crossed the Indian Ocean to trade gems from Sri Lanka to the East during the 4th and 5th century.

Sri Lanka, geologically speaking is an extremely old country. Ninety percent of the rocks of the island are of Precambrian age, 560 million to 2,400 million years ago. The gems form in sedimentary residual gem deposits, eluvial deposits, metamorphic deposits, skarnand calcium-rich rocks. Other gems are of magmatic origin.

Residual deposits are mainly found in flood plains of rivers and streams. The metamorphic types of gems constitute 90% of the gem deposits in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has the highest density of gem deposits compared to its landmass. Ratnapura contains the most gem deposits and derived its name from the gem industry. Ratnapura means “city of gems”.

The blue sapphires from Sri Lanka are known as Ceylon Sapphire. Ceylon Sapphires are reportedly unique in colour, clarity and lustre compared to the blue sapphires from other countries. During your round tour there are opportunity to visit one of the most valuable gemological museum/ lapidary and show room with documentary film of the gem industry in Sri Lanka.

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About Us

Flywing Tours Private Limited is a limited liability company registered in Sri Lanka. Our office is situated 15 minutes from the Katunayaka International Air Port. We have been in the tourist industry business for over 17 years and have expertise about all travel related information in Sri Lanka.

 

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