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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…

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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…

Introducing Sri Lanka- Picture Perfect Polonnaruwa

The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa is another of Sri Lanka’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites and also the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms. Polonnaruwa was chosen as the new capital after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993 by the conquering…