Sri Lankan Heritage

Sri Lankan Heritage

HERITAGE

The fascinating land of Sri Lanka, described as the finest island of its size in the world by Marco Polo, is endowed with several attractions that have immense historical and archaeological significance. These spectacular attractions have been declared World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka by UNESCO and continue to amaze visitors from all parts of the globe. In addition to these glorious sites, Sri Lanka is also home to a mesmerizing array of religious landmarks, Buddhist and Hindu Temples, Churches and Masjids.


 

 

Sacred City of Anuradhapura

Situated in the North-Central part of the Island, Anuradhapura was the first Capital of Sri Lanka established by King Pandukabaya.

 

 

 

 

The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa was declared the Island's Second Capital by King Vijayabahu. Polonnaruwa contains fabulous ruins of the beautiful garden city created in 12th Century.

 

The Ancient city of Sigiriya

The City of Sigiriya is one of the best preserved ancient cities in Asia and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress is no doubt one of the most astounding spectacles.

 

 

 

 

Old Town of Galle & Its Fortification

The Characteristic seaside town of Galle remains a prime example for a truly fortified city constructed by Europeans in South East Asia. Galle was founded by Portuguese in the 16th century.

 

Sacred city of Kandy

Kandy was the last Capital city reigned by the Sinhalese Kings and to this day Kandy remains the religious capital of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

 

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

The Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a unique tropical lowland rainforest and eco tourism destination situated in south west Sri Lanka.

 

The Central Highlands

The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka are made up of 3 picturesque mountain locations, namely the peak Wilderness Protected area, Horton Plains National Park and Knuckles Conservation Rain Forest.

 

 

Date

11 June 2017

Categories

Sightseeing

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