Ancient Cities

Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka’s ancient culture by visiting the famed ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya, all of which are found within the dubbed Cultural Triangle.

Offering a treasure trove of archaeological sites, home to some of the finest in the country, many of which are declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the jungle-shrouded and impressive ruins of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s first and second capitals from about 300 BC-1215 AD, to the 2,000 year old cave temples of Dambulla built within the curvature of a rocky outcrop and not to mention the captivating Sigiriya Rock Fortress, for many, these sites are likely to become a highlight of any Sri Lankan adventure.

Considered the most visited sight in Sri Lanka, jutting from a flat jungle covered plain, the spectacular Sigiriya Rock Fortress consists of 1,200 steps to climb but is well worth every step. The old stairway to the top originally led through the mouth of a crouching lion but today only the huge paws remain giving an indication of the massive proportions of the head. Standing testimony to the great Sinhalese leaders of the ancient kingdoms, admire the remnants of what was once in their whole, beautiful masterpieces of architecture.

Official LanguageSinhala & Tamil
CurrencySri Lankan Rupee
TimeGMT+5.30
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