Cultural Triangle

Sri Lanka's cultural triangle reveals a civilization that has been in existence for over 5000 years. The ancient cities of Anuradhapura in the north, Kandy in the south and Polonnaruwa in the east, make up the triangle, with each city historically serving as a capital to one of the island's kings. The area having been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site has benefited from the excellent preservation,with many of the exquisite artifacts currently on display. Sri Lanka's cultural triangle offers a unique window into the islands storied past, while providing interesting insight into the inception of Buddhism and its evolution over many millennia.

Cultural Triangle — Cultural Triangle

Sigiriya Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Sri Lanka

Visit Sigiriya just once and you’ll have little doubt as to why it was chosen as the location for one...

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Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Situated on the left bank of the great Mahaweli River, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa was the second capital of...

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Dambulla Sri Lanka

Dambulla Sri Lanka

The ancient kingdom of Dambulla lies at the crossroads of the islands history and culture, situated just 148km from Colombo,...

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Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

The city of Anuradhapura offers all that you might expect from an ancient capital and much more. Dubbed the sacred...

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