Tag: Arts and Culture

View of Temples, Bagan, Myanmar

4 Best Asian Countries To Visit

Exotic Asia brings a world of discovery. In the north lie Russia and China, the largest countries in the continent, and home to a vast variety of people, destinations and cultures. Make your way to the south, and you’ll find…

A Guide to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle

Sri Lanka’s famed cultural triangle is home to some of the world’s finest ancient monuments. The region of the cultural triangle starts from Kandy, and stretches up northwards to Anuradhapura and eastwards to Polonnaruwa. The ancient capital of Anuradhapura contains…

Discovering Sri Lanka: 5 Off the Beaten Path Cultural Sites

The stunning Pearl of the Orient is a land of diverse beauty, myriad attractions and colourful culture. There is much to see and do – even for vacation makers keen on discovering off-the-beaten-path sights. Delve beyong the island’s well-known travel attractions, and…

Travel Guide: A Cultural Discovery of Mihintale

Mihintale, a mountain peak located near Anuradhapura, is a pilgrimage site visited by many. Home to religious monuments and ruins, it is believed to be the site whereby King Devanampiyatissa had his first encounter with the son of Emperor Ashoka of India,…

Sigiriya ruins

Sights of Sigiriya: Must-see Sites for Culture Buffs

A gigantic granite peak protrudes from the dense jungles of Sigiriya. Chosen by King Kasyapa as the site for his new palace, he built an ornate fortress at the summit of the rock – one featuring enchanting gardens, stunning water features,…

Gal Viharaya Sri Lanka

7 Cultural Wonders of Polonnaruwa

Keep your eyes wide open, as you take in the wondrous sights of these seven cultural attractions in captivating Polonnaruwa! 1. GAL VIHARAYA The beautiful carvings of four different Buddha images etched onto a single, large slab of granite makes Gal…

Anuradhapura Attractions

Must-see Cultural Site in Anuradhapura

There are few cities as enthralling as Anuradhapura, one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka. A political and religious capital that prospered for 1,300 years, the city was abandoned after an invasion in 993. Dense jungles enveloped the area, hiding away the…