Where to go in World Heritage Sites and National Parks
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The Yala National Park in the south of Sri Lanka is the country's second largest and most popular national park. A diverse landscape is made up of wide-open plains, thick forest and a beautiful coastline with towering sand dunes.
Galle was said to be the ancient city of Tarshish. As legend has it, the port traded not only with Persians and Egyptians, but also with King Solomon. The place suits this romantic notion, for it remains something of a time warp and preserves a distinctive character - European architecture with Sou…
The Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the last area of true virgin rainforest in Sri Lanka and an increasingly popular ecotourism destination. The reserve area has been under guard since 1840, when the British first drew a protective line around it.
Dambulla is part of the revered Cultural Triangle and is situated to the north of Kandy, in the Central District of Sri Lanka. The cave temple complex, for which Dambulla is rightly famous, is the best-preserved complex in Sri Lanka - and, as such, the site makes a fascinating addition to a tailor …
Kandy is the capital of the Central Highlands and one of Sri Lanka's most picturesque cities. This venerated Buddhist site, with an interesting history and in a beautiful setting, is a real highlight to any tailor made Sri Lanka holiday.
Sigiriya is one of Sir Lanka's star attractions, often referred to as the ‘eighth wonder of the world'. Sigiriya is situated in the Matale District in the centre of Sri Lanka, its fame due to its majestic flat-topped Lion Rock.
The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is one of Sri Lanka's most popular heritage sites. And, like Anuradhapura, the Buddhist pilgrimage site to the north, a must-visit Sri Lanka holiday destination.