Popham's Arboretum, Dambulla

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  • October 5, 2017
    We did the the night time walk to see the grey slender loris, and it was utterly magical. With two guides we walked through the arboretum, past sleeping butterflies and a dozing hornbill. The guides w...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    We went on the day tour AND the night tour and really enjoyed this glimpse into Sri Lankan nature and wildlife. Butterflies, insects, slender loris, bats, birds, snakes, mouse deer can all be seen in ...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    We had a very different evening in Sri Lanka as our guide walked us through the forest in the pitch black looking for night time creatures. The most elusive being the adorable Lorus which we all searc...  more »
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  • November 7, 2016
    Beautiful man made forest. Trees neatly labeled. The caretaker was a knowledgeable man and took us around the beautiful forest, explaining the creation and maintenance of this space. Worth a visit. Sighting of the slow loris is the specialty of this place. There is accommodation as well
  • February 24, 2017
    Excellent place for nature trails. Don't miss it when you visit Dambulla and Kandalama
  • February 2, 2017
    Nice view
  • November 20, 2016
    Good to see
  • April 6, 2017
    Eco place

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