World Heritage

Eight sites of Sri Lanka have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage, namely, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (1982), the ancient city of Sigiriya (1982), the Golden Temple of Dambulla (1991), the old town of Galle and its fortifications (1988), the sacred city of Anuradhapura (1982), the sacred city of Kandy (1988), Sinharaja Forest Reserve (1988) and the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka (2010).

World Heritage

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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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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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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Galle Sri Lanka

Galle Sri Lanka

Galle is another one of the island's crucial sea ports and a city greatly influenced by its proximity to the...

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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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Kandy Sri Lanka

Kandy Sri Lanka

Kandy is one of the island’s most important cities, having served as the last capital of the kings and then...

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Sinharaja Sri Lanka

Sinharaja Sri Lanka

The Sinharaja Forest Reserve is last remaining swath of virgin rainforest in the island, the area is also a national...

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Knuckles Sri Lanka

Knuckles Sri Lanka

The Knuckles Mountain Range found in central Sri Lanka lies between Kandy and Matale. The range gets its name due...

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