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Cultural triangle Sri Lanka is a named area in mid country, which is in triangular. Corner points of this triangle are Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy. Furthermore, Sri Lankan authorities named this area based on our culture. Hence, the historical places inside this triangle are thousands of years old. Moreover, cultural triangle Sri Lanka covers a major chapter in our history.

Ethnic variety of Sri Lanka is in high. Hence, the cultural variety follows it and it is in high. This is the reason the cultural triangle Sri Lanka is important. Therefore the cultural triangle is a reward to a visitor who loves Sri Lankan culture and history. Moreover, we, the Lanka Tour Experts provide more destinations in our Sri Lanka round tour packages.

What include to cultural triangle Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is with full of travel destinations. Among those travel destinations, more cultural travel places are in the cultural triangle Sri Lanka. Let’s see what those important travel destinations are. As we said previously, corners of cultural triangle are Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy. Both of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are in dry zone and flat land, North Central area. Nevertheless, Kandy is in the upcountry.

Cultural triangle Sri Lanka covers, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Mihintale, Ritigala, Matale and Kandy. In fact, those are the best places to visit in Sri Lanka to see ancient ruins of Buddhist and Hindu temples. Moreover, some of the sculptures, Buddhist temples, monasteries and stupas date back over 2000 years.

Furthermore, considerable number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites find in this area. Some of those places are, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Tree in Anuradhapura, Sigiriya Lion Rock, Polonnaruwa ancient city, Kandy Temple of Tooth and Dambulla cave temple.

Places to visit in cultural triangle Sri Lanka

In fact there are many places to visit inside of the cultural triangle Sri Lanka. Therefore, we have to categorize those in city wise. Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Matale and Kandy are the cities inside of the cultural triangle.

Places to visit in Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is an ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka. In fact, this is the first kingdom. Therefore, we have lot of places to visit in this ancient city. Furthermore, Anuradhapura is an aggregation of Ancient Buddhist monasteries, Stupas, ponds, gardens, hospitals, Lakes and sculptures. Furthermore, it is like a museum. Following are the best places to visit in Anuradhapura. This ancient city is one corner of cultural triangle Sri Lanka.

Sigiriya Lion Rock
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Tree
Ruwanweliseya stupa
• Thuparamaya dagoba
• Jetavanaramaya stupa
• Lankarama
• Mirisawetiya vihara stupa
• Mihintale
Twin Ponds (Kuttam Pokuna)
• Kala Lake
• Nuwara wewa (Lake)
• Tissa Wewa
Sandakada Pahana (Moonstone)
Samadhi Statue
• Ranmasu Uyana
Abhayagiri temple
• Bhayagriri temple
• Anuradhapura Museum
• Mihintale Museum
• Stone bridge (across Malwathu Oya)

Places to Visit in Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa is the second ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka. In fact, King Vijayabahu I was the founder of this amazing city. Moreover, visitors visit the Old Town of Polonnaruwa in common to see the ancient culture. Conversely, the new city of Polonnaruwa is Kaduruwela.  Moreover, this is the commercial place of this city. Furthermore, if you love to visit this in your cultural triangle Sri Lanka tour, you have many places to visit.

Here are some popular tourist places in Polonnaruwa.

Gal vihara
• Parakrama Samudraya
• Hetadage
• Nissanka Latha Mandapa
• Gal Potha (stone book of Polonnaruwa)
• Thivanka Image house
• Polonnaruwa Vatadage
• Lotus Pond
• Archeological Museum
• Pothgul vihara (famous standing stone carving of Pulasti saint)
• King’s Palace (Sathmahal Prasada)
• Manampitiya Bridge
• Thuparama
• Minneriya National Park Safari

Other places to visit in cultural triangle Sri Lanka

In addition to Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, there are many places to visit inside this cultural triangle Sri Lanka. Two of them are world famous and included in UNESCO World Heritage Site List indeed. Those are Temple of Tooth in Kandy and the Cave Temple of Dambulla.

In addition to those two there are several other places you can visit in the cultural triangle Sri Lanka.

• Avukana Buddha Statue
• Ritigala Strict Sanctuary
• Aluvihara Buddhist Temple at Matale
Nalanda Gedige at Matale
Hindu Temple at Matale
• Embekke Devala (world famous for wood carving)
• Gadaladeniya Temple
• Lankathilaka Temple
Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya

I am sure now; you got better understanding about what the cultural triangle Sri Lanka is. Therefore, if you like to make a plan to visit those places we can arrange a round tour for you.

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