A ruin city with colossal monuments standing tall as evidence of a glorious past is considered to be the third capital of the first Kingdom of Sri Lanka
Polonnaruwa was the capital city of the second kingdom of Sri Lanka and was built after abandoning Anuradhapura, with the knowledge and expertise gained from building Anuradhapura
Sigiriya centering a 180 feet tall bolder where on the summit the king built his palace with walk ways leading to the palace decorated with magnificent frescoes and gardens created with immense precision with the grandest entrance – between the paws and through the mouth of a massive figure of a lion, is truly one of the greatest creations and wonders of the world.
In a country where many magnificent temples were created, of most were destroyed by time and invaders Dambulla stands out special as its preserved unbelievably throughout centuries, with an impressive 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses spread over 5 caves at the massive rock towering over 160 meters with a breath taking view of the surrounding from the entrance to the temple.
Temple of the Tooth Relic & Kandy
The capital of the last kingdom of Sri Lankan royalty, this garden city created centering the magnificent place and temple complex housing the most treasured possession of the Sri Lankan monarchies – the tooth relic of lord Buddha.
Galle Dutch Fort
Considered to be the best colonial fort built in south and south east Asia, started as a small fort with 3 bastions built in 1584 by the Portuguese and then later taken over and occupied by the Dutch exists still, but with few changes.