Sri Lanka Appropriate Dress

Sri Lanka Appropriate Dress

Visits to temples should be appreciated for what they are. Sensible clothing covering upper arms and legs are obvious. Avoid dark colours – white is perfect.

Sri Lanka has so many Buddhist and Hindu temples that can be visited by visitors. Please follow the local customs to show respect, including not standing with your back to Buddha, not wearing any footwear inside the grounds, remember to cover your shoulders and knees. During Full Moon Poya Holidays, people dress entirely in white.

Beach wear is international, remember to cover up appropriately when leaving the beach to go for a snack or shopping.

Evenings are best suited for covering legs and arms – protect you from the bugs!