The three temple loop near Kandy

The three temple loop near Kandy

In Sri Lanka’s ancient capital of Gampola sits three revered Buddhist temples – Embekke, Lankatilaka and Gadaladeniya. Each legendary temple is a short distance from one another and are usually visited by intrigued travellers in succession, known as the ‘the three...
Aukana Buddha statue in Kekirawa

Aukana Buddha statue in Kekirawa

Aukana is the tallest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, standing 12 metres tall. Located in the village of Aukana (close to Kekirawa), central Sri Lanka, the imposing statue dates back to the 5th century and is one of the best and most well preserved statues on the island....
Aluvihare Rock Temple

Aluvihare Rock Temple

One of the oldest and most sacred Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, the Aluvihare Rock Temple is a treasure trove of ancient relics from the 3rd century BC right up until the present day. Founded by first Buddhist king, Devanampiyatissa, the temple remains a place of...