Sri Lanka Cultural Tours
Sri Lanka boasts a written history of 2,500 years and it is supported by a trail of impressive ancient ruins dating back to pre-history. In turn, her people value their heritage and Sri Lankan culture is born out of legendary stories and awe-inspiring monuments. Doubtlessly, any Sri Lankan cultural tours are bound to include at least one Sri Lankan historical place. Sri Lankan heritage and cultural tours focus mainly around “the cultural triangle”. The cultural triangle connects three ancient world heritage cities, namely Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Kandy. Scattered within the cultural triangle are thousands of rural villages where authentic Sri Lankan culture mingles with many more mini heritage sites.
It is a rare attraction where true Sri Lanka is still savored. Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations in the world with its vast cultural diversity. Sri Lankan culture is rich in a lot of customs and rituals, more than 2000 years which were handed down from generation to generation. Sri Lankan culture has reflected art, architecture, Colorful festivals, sculptures, foods, and drinks, etc.
Sri Lanka has crowned as “Asia’s Leading Destination” at the World Travel Awards – 2017 by defeating 47 countries in Asia. Sri Lanka has UNESCO listed six cultural heritages and two natural heritage. All together have 8 world heritage sites.
UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka
- The sacred city of Anuradhapura (1982),
- The ancient city of Polonnaruwa (1982),
- The ancient city of Sigiriya (1982),
- Golden temple of Dambulla (1991),
- The sacred city of Kandy (1988)
- The old town of Galle and its’ fortifications (1988)
Anuradhapura is first and one of the most ancient cities in Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa is recognized as second and ancient capital in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya considered by some people as the eighth wonder of the world, Galle popular for its fortification, Dambulla cave temple famous as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, Kandy with the temple of sacred tooth relic. Sri Lanka’s culture is heavily influenced by its religion. There are many Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka and many Mosques, Hindu temples and Christian churches all situated across the island. Plan your next holiday with us. You can discover an authentic Sri Lanka which lies away from the typical tourist trail. We ensure it will bring memorable experiences to you.
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