If you’ve been paying attention to lists of up-and-coming destinations around the world, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Sri Lanka on there. The small and stunning island nation south of India is filled with ancient ruins, rolling hillsides, Buddhist temples, and impressive wildlife. Its tourism suffered between 1983 and 2009, when a horrible civil war took place, but since then, the country has been motivated to become a top vacation spot. Of course, intense poverty is still widespread and public transportation isn’t great. But, as someone who enjoyed the most delicious (and cheap!) crab curry while overlooking the beach in Sri Lanka, I can vouch that this country is only going to become more popular. So, take a look at our picks for the top 10 attractions you can’t miss in Sri Lanka and start planning that getaway.