Category: Attractions

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…

Sri Lanka Art

A Cultural Discovery: Art Galleries in Sri Lanka

Calling all art lovers traversing the magnificent lands of Sri Lanka! Make time to discover the myriad art galleries and centres during your sojourns, for the Pearl of the Orient is known for its exotic arts and cultural scene. It is…