Culture & History
With a history that dates back over 2500 years, Sri Lanka is a culture lovers dream come true. The classic and timeless Cultural Triangle bursts at the seams with temples and rock hewn Buddha statues ruins, ancient fortresses and palaces, stupas and atmospheric, jungle ruins all set against stunning natural beauty. Stand in awe at Sigiriya’s Rock Fortress or explore the medieval city of Polonnaruwa which is best explored on two wheels. With 8 listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sri Lanka is rich with amazing places to visit. The Dutch influences Galle Fort offers chic, cosmopolitan vibe, but has a fascinating history, while Kandy, the last kingdom of the Sri Lankan kings, has the incredible Temple of the Tooth and holds the annual Esala Perahera, a colourful, frenetic festival off fire and light. The South of the island is where you’ll find the best of local batik work, traditional dance rituals, mask carving and temple festivals.