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Whether you’re planning exciting day trips from Unawatuna or looking to explore nearby attractions, here are the most popular places to visit and the best things to do in the south coast.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located 20 minutes from Angel Beach. Built during the colonial era, explore the historic clocktower, lighthouse, churches and museums.

Built to signify peace on the island, the Japanese Peace Pagoda overlooks the stunning waters of the Indian Ocean on the Rummasala Hill.

Believed to be a chunk from the Himalayan Mountains, according to the legendary Ramayana Epic, Rumassala is home to a variety of flora and fauna.

Walls decorated with murals, visit the oldest rock temple that dates 2,300 years ago; famed for its iconic 9m long, reclining statue of the Buddha.

Embark on a scenic boat ride through the tiny islands of Koggala Lake; home to lush flora and exotic fauna from crocodiles to aquatic birds.

Learn about the variety of turtles that visit the shores of the island and how the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is protecting and conserving these endangered species.