Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series- Sri Lanka by Mr. Vincent WONG
Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series
Traveling to world’s ancient countries through talks and rich collections of pictures
SRI LANKAby Mr. Vincent WONG
Sri Lanka may be a small country, but it has a lot to offer. Its 2,000-year history is very colourful. The development of the Buddhist religion, which spread all the way to China and beyond, has left behind many beautiful relics. Its strategic location in the Maritime Silk Road has further cemented its position following the visits of Admiral Zheng He, Arab merchants and European colonists. The island state has plenty of scenic attractions, varying from ancient cities, Buddhist temples, colonial towns, gorgeous tea plantations to quaint beaches. It is also home to many endemic plants as well as wildlife, such as elephants and leopards. Eight of Sri Lanka's attractions are now classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Sadly, in modern times, the island state has suffered greatly from a long and bloody civil war as well as a gigantic tsunami. Its economy is also in a very poor state which will take time to recover.
Testimonials from participants of previous travel talks and study tours led by Vincent:
“I have learnt a lot on this subject!”
“Very comprehensive indeed. Thanks!”
“Very useful guide for my future trip!”
”Now what I have seen makes much more sense. Thank you!”
About the Speaker
Mr. Vincent WONG
‧ Graduated from HKU in physical Geography 1971
‧ MD Jardine Transport Services Group 1971-2000
‧ MD Kerry Logistics Group 2000-2009
‧ Fellow Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics
‧ Fellow Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers
‧ Lecturing Logistics as Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK and Professor of Practice at PolyU.
‧ Visited over 100 countries including Antarctica, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Iceland, Mexico, Galapagos, Mauritius, Easter Island, Chile, Ecuador, Canary Island, Azores Island plus many places in China such as Inner Mongolia and Qinghai. Acted as organiser and tour leader in many trips.
‧ Give talks regularly to members of the HK Geological Society and HK Mineralogy Society.
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