The most important landmarks of Sri Lanka

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya Rock is one of the most important landmarks of Sri Lanka, and it is known as the Lion Rock, which is a palace and rock castle located in Matale District, where visitors can climb up to the ancient monuments surrounded by ponds, gardens, and wonderful murals. Sigiriya Summit also provides an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the hills in the woods. This place is also one of the oldest sites in the country, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The rocky temples of Mulkeregala

Mulkirigala Rock Temples are located 16 kilometers northwest of Tangalla, located between a green forest of coconut trees. These temples date back more than 2000 years, but their paintings date back to the eighteenth century It is noteworthy that these temples are a group of seven caves inside which contain a number of Buddhist statues, and many monuments.

Church of Mado Mado

The Lady of Madhu Church is a sacred Christian monument in Sri Lanka, and it is believed that it was built on an ancient Hindu shrine, and the church includes a statue of Mrs. Madhu, as the church dates back to 1872 AD, and the church is distinguished by its beauty; it boasts its huge golden statues, It also attracts huge numbers of pilgrims at its ten annual festivals, especially the festival that takes place on the fifteenth of August.

Other landmarks in Sri Lanka

Natural attractions

Sri Lanka has many natural attractions, including the following:

  • Sinharaja Rainforest.
  • Yala National Park is home to a diverse group of wildlife such as tigers and elephants.
  • Wilpattu National Park is home to a wide range of birds.
  • Arugam Bay, a popular surfing spot.
  • Adam Mountain, a mountain located in a diverse biological site in the center of Sri Lanka, is a long tapered mountain with a height of about 243 meters, and it is considered a common pilgrimage route in Buddhism, and it is indicated that it contains the Buddha’s special footprint near its summit.

Historic sites

The ancient ruins of the main cities can be found in each of the following locations:

  • Anuradhapura.
  • Polonnaruwa.
  • Kandy, which is located in the heart of Sri Lanka, is the cultural capital of the country, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which contains a temple in which the remains of the teeth of Buddha, which is one of the important Buddhist sites.
  • Galle, which is one of the places to visit in Sri Lanka, is full of charming villas dating back to the Dutch era, as it overlooks wonderful sea views, and it is advised to visit Galle Castle, the natural harbor, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Galle International Stadium.

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