Sri Lanka offering an island of diversity is a tourist attraction in itself. It is a destination that attracts travelers around the world. This serene island is full of culture, tradition and heritage. It is a destination which is splendidly exotic and magical. It offers a lot to its visitors, from glorious hills to overflowing beaches, emerald tea estates to ancient temples and wildlife reserves to wonderful natural landscapes, etc. There are thousands of tourist attractions in this treasured island. It is quite difficult to mention all of its attractions in one go. Apart from the natural brilliance, this tear drop island is famous for its cultural opulence and traditional values which is easily reflected in its heritage, folk music and folk dances and fairs & festivals.
This culturally affluent terrain of Sri Lanka boasts a number of attractions. The country has a significant past which bestows the country a strong history to hold. The best place to get an insight to the island’s rich history is through its heritage sites. Sri Lanka has been replete with destinations that are dotted with ruins and relics that reflect the past. These destinations stand as evidence to the historical opulence of the country. The most prominent of these heritage sites in Sri Lanka are Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, The golden temple of Dambulla, The old town of Galle and The last kingdom city – Kandy. These are the most fascinating and admired destination of the country that proudly houses the most prominent heritage of the island. These culturally rich destinations are a must visit when you are in the island to explore its culture with a tint of its heritage.
To have the best of the cultural insight of the country, one should not overlook the destinations like:
Colombo: It is the capital city which bestows the unique merge of ancient culture and modern beliefs of the place. The Victorian Lighthouse Clock Tower, Jami-ul-Alfar, temples and Churches, Gordon Gardens, and the bustling Pettah’s bazaar are some of the destinations that not only reflect the rich culture of the place but also add charm to the city.
Kandy: This city witnessed the most royal and the last kingdom of the island. It is the best place to explore the fascinating Sinhalese culture. The region reflects all of the Sinhalese traditions and its culture with places like Henarathgoda Botanical Garden, Cadjugama, Elephant Orphanage at Pinnewala, Kandy Lake, Temple of the Tooth and Royal Palace Complex. Galle and Nuwara Eliya are other culturally prosperous cities of the country.