Sri Lanka Destinations

Anuradhapura

Bentota

Beruwala

Cultural Dancers House

Dambulla Caves

Dambulla golden rock temple

Embekke Devale

Galle

Hikkaduwa

Anuradhapura

Visit the lit up Anuradhapura, where one could see the Glamour of the white face stupas & Dahagabas which are held prominent in the night sky and take part temple richuals with he village the lit up sirimabadi, and isurumuniya temple and other monioms can be seen in the cool of the evening, visit the sacred Bo-tree which is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world and is over 2250 years old. The sacred Bo-tree was grown from a cutting of the Bo-tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment. Also visit Abayagiri Dagaba and Monastery, Twin Ponds or Kuttam Pokuna and Jetavana stupa which is the tallest stupa in the world.

Bentota

62 km south of Colombo, the Bentota Resort Complex is a romantic rendezvous of river and sea with several hotels, railway station, post office, shopping arcade, cafeteria and an open air theatre showing folk and mask dancing with clusters of palms overlooking everything.

Beruwala

The starting point for a major beach resort area on the south coast, Beruwela is believed to be the first Moorish settlement on the island, established by Arab traders around the 8th century AD. A large population of Sri Lanka Moors, many of them gem traders, still live in this area, particularly in the "China Fort" district. The oldest mosque in Sri Lanka - the Kachchimalai Mosque - is built on a rocky headland overlooking this town.

There are some small islands out at sea that are worth investigating, and a reef-protected slice of sea that makes swimming safe virtually all year round. Deep-sea fishing is possible here, as well as windsurfing.

Cultural Dancers House

Mr.Ruwan’s house (Dancers house) in Pilimathalawa.
Who specialized the cultural dancing in Sri Lanka. And visit the steps of dressing the cultural dance dress and get more knowledge about Cultural dancing in Sri Lanka.

Dambulla Caves

These 80 or more caves tell of the inhabitants dating back to the 3rd Centaury BC. Five main caves hold the holy Buddhist shrines. The stupa was built in the 5th centuary AD and the caves contain precious paintings and innumerable Buddha sculptures. Among the paintings, two of the most magnificent depict the temptation of the Buddha by the demon Mara and the First Sermon of the Buddha. Dambulla is one of the six historic sites declared a world heritage under the UNESCO.

Dambulla golden rock temple

The name Dambulla derives from Damba-rock and Ulla-fountain. One sees the incessant drip of water from the fountain within the main image house. This Vihara was built by King Vattagamini Abhaya (43-17 bc). The temples contain 153 Buddha images, 3 images of kings and 4 of gods and goddesses. There are also 4 main monasteries and it was within this complex that the monks began the militant nationalist movement against the British in 1848. It is considered an art gallery of unique beauty.

Embekke Devale

Is at Welamboda – a superb example of architecture in wood and established by King Vikramabahu in 1371 AD. The wood art of this temple is astounding – dancers, swans, creepers, soldiers on horseback, floral emblems, double headed eagles, wrestlers, etc. special treasures are the doorways of carved sandalwood and the palanquin used by
King Rajasingha II.

Galle

116 km. south of Colombo, is the most important southern town with an old-world charm. Believed to be the 'Tarshish' of the Bible, its natural harbour was a famous fort in days gone by. Famous for its Dutch fort, lace making, ebony carving and gem polishing.

Hikkaduwa

98 km south of Colombo, Hikkaduwa is the place for underwater delight. Site of the famed coral gardens; hire a glass bottomed boat or goggles and flippers and explore the fantasies under your feet. Don't purchase or encourage sale of corals.