- January 31, 2017
Sri Lanka Heritage Tour
No doubts that one of the most important tourism elements in Sri Lanka is its heritage and culture for more than 3000 years. When you decide to spend your holiday in Sri Lanka heritage tour, you will have a lot of ancient cities to visit along with large number of monuments to see where you will get information about the great history of Sri Lanka heritage over the years. In this article we will cover some of the most unique cities and monuments which you can include to your Sri Lanka heritage tour.
It was the capital of Anuradhapura kingdom, this ancient city have founded in the fourth century BC, for several years it was the political power in Asia, place of fabulous civilization which is reflected clearly in today’s monuments from which you will be able to know about the unique culture at this period. Nowadays, it became of one the important archaeological sites in the world, besides including large number of ancient monuments to visit such as monasteries, royal palaces, shrines, srimaha Bodhi, and Dagobas.
This city was the capital during 11th to 13 century, nowadays, it became very important archaeological site, besides having a big number of places to be visited by tourists, such as the three concentric walls which were considered as fortified walls for the city, also there is ruins of Audience Hall, Royal Citadel, Royal Pavilion, the Thumpara, Relic House, the Kumara Poukna, Council Chamber and other amazing monuments which reflect Sri Lanka heritage and the excellent architect at this great period; Polonnaruwa has also wonderful parks and gardens which complete the beauty of this ancient city.
Another important city you should visit during your Sri Lanka heritage tour is Candy city, which was the capital of the Sinhalese Kings, this city considered as heritage site by UNESCO because of the historical temple of the city. In this city you can visit the well-known temple which is temple of tooth; this is the main attraction of the city where one of Buddha’s teeth is being kept, there is also Golden rock cave of Dambulla, later on this cave turned to be a temple for visitors, this temple contains five caves where you can see large number of statues and paintings, and the most amazing statue is Bauddha statue. Furthermore, you can visit arts and crafts showroom, and view candy’s lake.
During your Sri Lanka heritage tour, you can’t miss to visit Sigiriya, as it counted as the eighth wonder of the world, it consists of ancient castle back to fifth century AD, in addition to palace and fortress which are very unique in their design of buildings.
Actually, Sri Lanka is very rich in its historical cities, places, and monuments, which will make your Sri Lanka heritage tour a unique experience; you will enjoy in each and every place you visit, beside gaining a great knowledge about some amazing civilizations and their culture.