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UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

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Tooth of Relic monument
Inside Sigiriya - Photo Courtesy Ela
Lions Paw - Photo Courtesy Venka Sub
Views from Galla
Streets of Galle
Kuttam Pokuna - Photo courtesy Jalo
Ruwanwelisaya - Photo Courtesy Lankapic
Polonnaruwa - Photo Courtesy Bernard Gagnon

Sri Lanka is home to many heritage sites and areas rich in biodiversity and are recognised as UNESCO world heritage sites

Sri Dalada Maligawa or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic at Kandy

Sigiriya Rock Fortress (considered by some as the eighth wonder of the world)

Anuradhapura - city was one of the greatest civilizations of Asia and in the world.

Polonnaruwa (Ancient city) is one of the best planned archeological relic sites in the Sri Lanka and is a UNESCO World heritage site.

Galle - Ancient Port town at southermost end of Sri lanka

Cave Temple Dambulla - Dambulla Cavekovil also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is a world heritage site

Mountains of Sinharaja Forest Reserve - Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Central Highlands of Sri Lanka - This site comprises the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest are part of the list for its because of its biodiversity.

UNESCO sites are major attractions of all travellers visiting Sri Lanka especially heritage and Bird watchers.

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  • Tooth of Relic

    Heritage Site
    Tooth of Relic is the focal point of Kandy town. The monument is Gold roofed and here the sacred more

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    Kandy ( 1 Kms )
  • Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It more

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    Kandy ( 5 Kms )
  • Kandy Lake

    Lake or Riverside
    Kandy Lake is set in the heart of the hill city of Kandy. Around the lake the towns is set and more

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    Kandy
  • Sigiriya Complex

    Heritage Site
    Sigiriya is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site and is one of the best preserved examples of more

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    Sigiriya
  • Dambulla Cave Temple is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock more

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    Dambulla ( 1 Kms ), Sigiriya ( 20 Kms ), Kandy ( 70 Kms )
  • Kandalama Lake

    Lake or Riverside
    Kandalama lake is a lakeside at 10 kms from Dambulla where a number of lakeside resorts are more

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    Dambulla ( 10 Kms )
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara more

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    Nuwara Eliya ( 16 Kms )
  • Seetha Kovil

    Temple or Holy Place
    Seetha Kovil is a temple on the way to Hakgala Botanical Garden and linked to Ramayana era more

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    Nuwara Eliya ( 10 Kms )
  • Ramboda Waterfalls

    Natural Wonders
    Ramboda Falls is 109 m high waterfalls one the highest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is located just more

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    Nuwara Eliya ( 25 Kms )
  • The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is situated between Colombo and Kandy. There are about 80+ more

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    Kandy ( 44 Kms ), Colombo ( 100 Kms )
  • The National Maritime Museum or National Maritime Archaeology Museum is located within the Galle more

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    Galle ( 1 Kms ), Hikkaduwa ( 19 Kms ), Bentota ( 55 Kms )
  • The Cathedral of St. Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic more

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    Galle ( 1 Kms )
  • Unawatuna Beach

    View Point, Adventure
    Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and famous for its beautiful beach and more

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    Galle ( 5 Kms )
  • Kitugala is a rainforest and where Bridge on the River Kwai, a renowned movie was shot. This area more

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    Nuwara Eliya ( 72 Kms )
  • Yala National Park is renowned having highest concentration of Leopard population in the world. more

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    Yala National Park ( 1 Kms ), Kataragama ( 50 Kms ), Nuwara Eliya ( 170 Kms )
  • Kuttam Pokuna

    Heritage Site
    Kuttam Pokuna is One of the best specimen of bathing tanks or pools in ancient Anuradhapura. Pools more

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    Anuradhapura ( 8 Kms )
  • Ruwanwelisaya

    Heritage Site, Monastery
    The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and more

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    Anuradhapura ( 6 Kms )
  • Polonnaruwa

    Heritage Site
    Polonnaruwa is an Ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archeological relic more

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    Sigiriya ( 57 Kms )