With an astounding eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites – more than Egypt with its ancient tombs, sphinxes and great pyramids – it is little wonder that Sri Lanka is known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’.
Six of the eight are ancient cultural sites and mark some of the most important events and accomplishments of Sri Lanka’s two thousand year history. The other two are natural wonder which boast some of the highest bio-diversity found anywhere in the world.
Sri Lanka’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites are:
Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
Ancient City of Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Sacred City of Anuradhapura
Sacred City of Kandy
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
During your holiday to Sri Lanka you’ll get to experience the massive historic monuments, ancient ruins, hidden temples and a gigantic rock fortress touching the clouds. These World Heritage Sites demonstrate and represent Sri Lanka’s rich past and civilization.