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Culture and Heritage of Sri Lanka

  • Adams Peak Sri Lanka

    Adam’s Peak  is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the  “sacred footprint”, a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva read more

  • Yapahuwa Sri Lanka

    Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. The citadel of Yapahuwa lying midway between Kurunagala andAnuradhapura was built around a huge granite rock rising abruptly almost a hundred meters above the surrounding lowlands. In 1272, King Bhuvenakabahu transferred the capital from Polonnaruwa to Yapahuwa in the read more

  • Tissamaharama Sri Lanka

    Tissamaharama  is a town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. The city is located 264Km from Colombo and travel time is approximately 4.30 hours. It used to be the capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom of Ruhuna as early as the 3rd century B.C. Only few buildings from that period read more

  • Sigiriya Sri Lanka

    Sigiriya  is an ancient rock fortress located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the read more

  • Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

    Poḷonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. While Vijayabahu’s victory and shifting of kingdoms to the more strategic Polonnaruwa is considered significant, read more

  • Mulkirigala Sri Lanka

    Mulkirigala temple is one of the major attractions in Mulkirigala, which sis an ancient and an archaeological Buddhist temple in. The temple site is situated 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Mulkirigala Junction and can be reached from either Dikwella or Tangalle. It is also known as the Little Sigiriya. According to the ancient read more

  • Mihintale Sri Lanka

    Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of read more

  • Kurunegala Sri Lanka

    Kurunegala  is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of the North estern Province and the Kurunegala District. Kurunegala was an ancient royal capital for 50 years, from the end of the 13th century to the start of the 14th century. It is at the junction read more

  • Katharagama Sri Lanka

    Kataragama  is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also go there to worship. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragamadevio. Kataragama is in the Monaragala District of Uva read more

  • Kandy Sri Lanka

    Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both read more

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