Loading.. Loading...
We will be back with our mobile friendly version.Sorry for the inconvenience!!
You are in › Home › Select › Details

Travel Articles

Keyword

Cultural Triangle

Cultural Triangle - Aukana Buddha PolonnaruwaCultural TrianglePolonnaruwa

 A country rich in history and culture is none other than the paradise island of Sri Lanka. The heart of most of its dramatic history and its ancient civilization is in the cultural triangle. This area is formed by linking the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura, Polannaruwa, Kandy, and Dambulla with Sigiriya in the centre.  The cultural triangle is a UNESCO world heritage site and is the pride of all Sri Lankans.

The Dambulla cave temple is the largest and the best preserved cave temple and its statues and paintings relating to Lord Buddha’s life make it a must see for all visitors to Sri Lanka. It is situated on top of a colossal rock which offers views of the immediate plains from 160m above. Also known as the Golden Temple, the major attractions are five caves which hold statues and paintings which represent Buddha and his life. Anuradhapura one of the ancient capitals was discarded for centuries and enclosed by thick jungle until it was exposed by the British. A site for pilgrimage and known as sacred as it contains the Bodhi tree which is respected by Buddhists along with many monuments and monasteries which are of great archaeological value. The famous sites are Ruwanwelisaya stupa. The remains of the Abhayagiri monastery as well as the Jethwana monastery and the Aukana Buddha statue. Rock temples, carvings, statues, the terraced ponds and water reservoirs make Anuradhapura a wonder to any traveler.
The second ancient citadel Polannaruwa contains the spectacle Lake Parakrama, which is a man made lake which has impressive engineering from the ancient times. The main things to see are the ruins of the Royal Palace and the ruins of Nissanka Malla’s Palace. Rankot Vihara, Lankatilaka Gedige, Kiri Vihara and the Gal Vihara.
A wonder of the cultural triangle is Sigiriya rock fortress, constructed in 5th Century AD. This marvelous fortress contains well laid out gardens, pools, fountains as well as the oldest surviving rock paintings of the famous Sigiriya maidens. No trip to Sri Lanka is worth it without visiting this wonder known as Sigiriya. The cultural triangle is by far ancient Sri Lankan architectural tradition at its very best

 

Recent Articles

Ceylon Tea the Best in the World

Although teeming with many wonders, Sri Lanka is probably best known for its symbolic Ceylon Tea, acclaimed globally as the best tea in the world with its inherent unique characteristics. Cultivated in the country for nearly one and a half centuries, the influence of the climatic conditions of its plantation imparts to the product a variety of flavours and aromas, synonymous with quality.
Ceylon Tea the Best in the World

Sigiriya the Lion Fortress

Easily one of Sri Lanka's most prominent and well-known attractions, Sigiriya - known as the Rock Fortress or the Lion Mountain - declared to be the Eighth Wonder of the World by UNESCO, is also one of Sri Lanka's eight World Heritage Sites. A popular tourist destination, the ancient rock citadel is a fortress and palace ruin located in Central Sri Lanka encircled by the ruins of a vast network of water gardens, pathways, reservoirs and other structures.
Sigiriya the Lion Fortress

Ayurvedic Massaging and Cures In Sri Lanka

Find a cure the traditional and natural way through Ayurveda. Ayurveda has been in operation for thousands of years evolving from India and it is no stranger to Sri Lanka. There are plenty of Ayurvedic centers and spa’s around Sri Lanka including special Ayurvedic hotels where one can heal in pure luxury. Ayurveda is a set of guidelines that practice good health the natural way. It also brings your body and mind in harmony with each other. Although it developed thousands of years ago before modern technology and science in today’s world it has now become a popular way of staying healthy and detoxifying your body.
Ayurvedic Massaging and Cures In Sri Lanka