Sri Lanka - The Ancient Cities (PDF Chapter)
Crumbling temples, lost cities and sacred Buddhist sites are the reason to head to the coun-try’s cultural heartland. Besides the amazing ruins, save time for the national parks, which teem with elephants and outstanding birdlife, and at least one off-the-beaten-track temple.
- feel utterly humbled by the epic scale of the former capital of Anuradhapura, Abhayagiri Dagoba
- scale the great rock of Sigiriya for epic views, outstanding murals and intriguing ruins
- admire the exquisite carved temples and Buddhas at the fascinating ruins of the former Sinhalese stronghold of Polonnaruwa
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Matale, Nalanda Gedige, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Habara-na, Polonnaruwa, Giritale, Minneriya & Kaudulla National Parks, Ritigala, Anuradhapura, Mi-hintale, Yapahuwa Rock Fortress, Panduwasnuwara, Ridi Vihara, Kurunegala.