Cultural Site

Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by t..

Cultural Site

Ancient City of Sigiriya

The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing so..

Natural Site

Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankas highlands are situated in the south-central part of the island. The property comprises the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plain..

Cultural Site

Golden Temple of Dambulla

A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri L..

Cultural Site

Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It ..

Cultural Site

Sacred City of Anuradhapura

This sacred city was established around a cutting from the tree of enlightenment, the Buddhas fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sangh..

Cultural Site

Sacred City of Kandy

This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinah..

Natural Site

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Sinharaja is the countrys last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and..