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What to Do
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Where to Stay
Discover the most popular places to stay in Yala National Park, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers.
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What to Eat
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New Cabana
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Lak Chand
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The elephants are perhaps the most famous of the many wild animals in Sri Lanka, but in fact they only serve as a part of this crowded ecological arena. The Sri Lankan Leopard, which is unique to Sri Lanka, can be found in the Yala National Park in the southeast. Yala National Park covers an area of about 979 square kilometers, accounting for 2% of Sri Lanka's national area. It is the second largest national nature reserve in Sri Lanka. It has a rich and diverse ecological environment and many rare wild animals. Yala National Park has moist monsoon forests, dry monsoon forests, semi-deciduous forests and tropical dry forests, as well as grasslands, beaches, rivers, lakes, swamps and wastelands. Gardening safari is the best way to experience the original wild charm. The park has grasslands, rivers, lakes, swamps and wasteland. When you are hunting, you can enjoy a wide variety of wildlife. Buffaloes, crocodiles, peacocks, monkeys, wild boars, and sika deer live in various places, and as many as 2,100 species of birds fly freely. There are groups of wild elephants in the park, and a mountain. This park is also the area of the most tin orchids in Sri Lanka, but they are secretive, so it is regrettable to see this flower. The southeastern part of the Yala National Park is connected to the Indian Ocean. After the safari safari is over, the beach is felt and the wind is blowing. The flowers also forget the regret of not meeting the Sycamore Leopard this time! Flower Tips: March-April The end of the dry season is the best time to visit Yala National Park. At this time, the water level in the park is low and many animals will come out to drink water and food. The annual dry season in September is coming. In order to protect the wild animals and repair the park, Yala National Park will close 1-2 areas of the 5 tourist areas, of which Lunugamwehera National Park / Yala Block 5 will not be closed, so it is recommended. Consult in advance.
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Yala National Park is a realistic version of Jungle Qitan. Here you can see monkeys jumping between the branches, peacocks opening the screen, and Ceylon leopards lurking in the bushes like shadows. This large piece of land has dry woods and open grassland, one of the most shining highlights in the southeast corner of Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Leopard is unique to Sri Lanka. There are only 25 in a district of the National Park. Visitors can capture it. But our luck is not so good, we can't see the leopard. The number of wild animals here is very large. If you are lucky, you can also see a furry sloth bear or a jackal that looks like a fox. Although we didn't see the leopard, we saw the big black bear. It is said that the black bear can only hit once a week. There are always small animals in the grass, so look carefully, or you will miss it if you accidentally. I can't name a lot of birds, just like in the botanical garden, we don't understand its variety, just appreciate its beauty. After searching for the animals, the driver took us to the beach. There is a forest here, a large open space, and a jeep. Here you can take a break, eat breakfast, go to the bathroom, then walk to the beach to see the Indian Ocean.
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Rachel Yu
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Yala National Park, once Jeep Safari, packed a tour Jeep and started his own wildlife tour. Yala National Park can be described as a large number of animals, but the most famous is still to count the leopard, although this time all efforts to find or fail to meet it, this is a mysterious animal without a trace. However, I met the wonders of the blockage of the elephants, saw wild peacocks, large lizards, big birds, etc. Sitting in the 360-degree view of Jeep, I always give you a small surprise. The driver is our best eyeliner. Every time the speed is slow, we know that we must meet new things again. The entire Safari took almost 6 hours to enter the national park before the early morning sun rise, and the entire itinerary can be completed at noon. In the national park, tourists and drivers are forbidden to get off unless they are at the rest of the road. Get off the bus, this is also a kind of protection for humans and animals.
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It was very very early in the morning, I got up at 4:30, and I left the hotel at 5:00, and the reserved jeep will be picked up at the hotel. One day in advance and the hotel staff said they would pack the breakfast and deliver it to the room at 4:30. Breakfast can be eaten without rushing, because it is too early, no appetite, can be brought to the Yala Wild Park, there will be a designated place and time for us to have breakfast, absolutely can not feed the animals. Yala National Park must enter the park by Jeep. It is recommended not to book online in advance, the price is more expensive. You can give money to the chartered driver one day in advance, let him book, it is cheaper than online booking in China. 7000 rupees alone, which is about 280 RMB, including jeep usage fees, vehicle trackers, service fees and park tickets, which is a one-price total, very convenient. Yala National Park is located in southeastern Sri Lanka. It is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka and the most visited national park for Sri Lankan tourists. Yala National Park is the only pristine wild jungle park in Asia. Like the Kenya National Park, you can experience the jungle Safari, which is now the only remaining two wild jungle parks. is famous for its rich and varied wildlife. It is a paradise for crocodiles, elephants, deer, bears, wild buffaloes, peacocks, wild boars, and various birds. It is also recognized as the world's highest density forest of leopards. park.
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Rachel Yu
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In the morning, I took the off-road vehicle and hired on the plains of Yala National Park to see the wild animal world completely different from the traditional zoo. Here, the mountain pigs are foraging on the grass, the monitor lizard crawls in the bushes, the peacocks open their screens, the elephants wander around the trees, and the Ceylon leopards lie on the boulders. This is the most shining national park in Sri Lanka.
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Kenny Lam
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I dont want to say that although I have traveled for many years, I am still going to the national park where the safari is popular for the first time. The first time I went to safari, I was so excited that I couldnt help myself. The telephoto lens that has been taken all the way can finally come in handy! Our tent hotel is right next to Yala National Park, where you can drink wine and listen to music, as well as a variety of animal sounds! Yarra National Park is located in southeastern Sri Lanka, 300 km from Colombo. It is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka and the most visited national park for Sri Lankan tourists. Yala National Park is the only pristine wild jungle park in Asia. It can experience the jungle Safari like the Kenya National Park. It is also the only remaining wild jungle park. The Yala National Park spans the South Province and Uwo Province and covers an area of 1,250 square kilometers, accounting for 2% of Sri Lanka's national area. The southeast is directly connected to the oceanous Indian Ocean. Known for its rich variety of wildlife, it is a paradise for crocodiles, elephants, deer, bears, wild buffaloes, peacocks, wild boars, and a variety of birds. It is also recognized as the highest density forest park in the world. We are very lucky in this trip and saw all the animals except the leopard. However, it is a pity that you have not seen a leopard with such a high density! In the words of a friend: You even saw even the hard-to-see bears, did not see the leopard, do not know how to describe your luck!
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Weya
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The day to go to Yala National Park is the earliest day we started, because most animals will come out to sleep in the morning, so we must go in the first time to open the park~ Yala National Park is Sri Lanka The second largest national park, also the only original wild jungle park in Asia, can experience the jungle Safari as well as the two remaining wild jungle parks in Kenya. Known for its rich variety of wildlife, it is a paradise for crocodiles, elephants, deer, bears, wild buffaloes, peacocks, wild boars, and a variety of birds. It is also recognized as the highest density forest park in the world. You must take the Jeep into the park and never feed the animals. The leopard lying on the tree sleeping, the elephant walking, the buffalo and crocodile in the lake, the deer in the bush, the crane looking down in the water... We are all seen one by one, super lucky~
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Coco Wang
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Yala National Park in southeastern Sri Lanka is one of the best forest parks in Asia. Not only can you see groups of sika deer, peacocks, buffaloes, wild boars, crocodiles, flamingos, but more importantly, you may also see Ceylon Leopard as unique to Srilan. Although it is not comparable to the African Wildlife Park, it is a wild animal park in Asia. It seems to be closed in September, and it is not allowed to visit. However, sometimes you have to look at luck in Yala Park. If you are lucky, you may see the Ceylon Leopard. We don't have any good luck. I changed the multi-party and followed the driver and did not see the cat. Just look at it. Elephant. Bison. Sika deer crocodile. But the scenery of Yala Park is really good. I feel that his scenery is better than the animals in him. . The time to pay attention to Yala Park is. Sun protection. In particular, the camera is preferably wrapped in a plastic bag. As soon as the car ran up, there was a lot of dust around it, and it was found that there was a yellow dust camera on the back of the hotel. This can make me anxious. .
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