Yapahuwa is one of the most important historical sites in Sri Lanka. Yapawwa was the original name of this heritage site, but now it is called Yapahuwa. It means “outstanding hill” or “excellent mountain”. Yapahuwa is about 90 meters high from the surrounding plains. The southern side is the only permitted way to access with flights of steps and terraces. …

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Sigiriya is a UNESCO world heritage site in Sri Lanka. It is the most fantastic single wonder of this beautiful little island. The Sigiriya rock itself is a volcanic plug. Now it is the core of an extinct volcano. Then the mountain around it eroded over many years. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle, this …

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Temple of the Tooth

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple located in kandy, Sri Lanka. It houses the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha. The Temple of the Tooth was originally built by the Kandyan Kings between 1687 and 1707. Malwatte and Asgiriya chapter bhikkhus canduct daily worship. Rituals are performed daily at dawn, at noon and …

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galle fort

Galle Fort

Galle Fort located in the Bay of Galle on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Portuguese build Galle fort in 1588. Later dutch developed the Galle fort in the 17th century. So Galle Fort is also known as Dutch Fort. It is the largest remaining fortress in Asian region built by European occupiers. Galle fort …

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Horton Plains

Horton plains is one of the most beautiful world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. It is a beautiful highland plateau situated at an elevation of 2100 -2300m (6,900-7,500ft) above sea level and it is spread over the two highest mountains in the area called Kirigalpotta and Totapola. In 1998 Horton Plains designate as a national park. …

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The city of Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka and has been the centre of Theravada Buddhism for several centuries. After Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara, Anuradhapura was the third capital of the kingdom of Rajarata. The city lies 205 km north of the current capital of Colombo, on the banks of the historic …

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Polonnaruwa is an ancient city in Sri Lanka. The name was perhaps a contraction of its ancient name Pulastya nagara or Pulatti nakaram meaning city of the Hindu sage Pulastya. Polonnaruwa served as the capital city for nearly 2 centuries between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. During its time as a capital, Polonnaruwa was ruled by the Kings …

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