The Story of Sigiriya Rock Fortress – The Castle in the Sky

The magnificent fortress in the sky has a number of varying stories about Prince Kashapa and how he built his kingdom in the land known as Sigiriya. The story begins Kashyapa was the eldest son of King Dhatusena. However, despite being the eldest, he was the son of one of the king’s concubine. King Dhatusena’s…

The Cerro da Vila – The Roman Ruins

Located in the corner up north of Vilamoura, this outstanding archaeological site is about 10 metres above the sea level. About Though the site has been excavated only for about 2 to 3 hectares so far, artefacts from 8 centuries have already been uncovered, belonging to different eras in history, namely, Roman, Visigoth, Late Roman…

Mysteries of Angkor Wat – Ancient Origins

The Khmer Empire’s ruins still stand tall in some parts of the world, and the north of Cambodia is one of these places. History Built by the King Suryavarman, this holy site in Cambodia is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has been in existence since 1100 CE. Angkor Wat means the city of temples, and…

The Wolvendaal Church, Colombo – A Famous Church in Colombo

This Protestant Church is built following the design style of the Dutch colonial times and stands as a monument of that era. History Built in 1733, the Wolvendaal Church is the oldest Protestant Church on the island, and most importantly, it is still in use. When Colombo was under the Dutch, this part of Colombo…