Sri Lanka is renowned for its rich cultural heritage with a historical legacy which stretches back many centuries. Many of the cultural and historical attractions of the country may be found in the renowned ‘Cultural Triangle’ which is much frequented by local as well as foreign tourists. Exploring the many attractions of the Cultural Triangle is sure to be an enthralling and rewarding adventure for sightseers. As you explore these treasures of the country an appealing choice of accommodation would be one of the Sri Lanka resorts in the Cultural Triangle itself such as Aliya Resort & Spa which is a part of Theme Resorts & Spas, located close to the awe-inspiring Sigiriya Rock Fortress. More on that later on!
The historically significant city of Anuradhapura would be a great place to commence your exploration of the Cultural Triangle. Having the distinction of having been the first capital of the Sinhalese kingdoms, Anuradhapura features a number of sightseeing attractions including the Sri Maha Bodhi tree, a host of ancient Buddhist temples and many other remnants of the city’s glory in times gone by.
Meanwhile the city of Polonnaruwa succeeded Anuradhapura as the capital of the Sinhalese kingdom and boasts an array of engrossing sights for the visitor. Highlights include the famous statue of the monarch Parakramabahu, Rankoth Vehera, Vatadage, Sathmahal Prasada and many others.
Another attraction that is popular amongst the Buddhists of the island is Mihintale, a mountain found within the Cultural Triangle. On the other hand the amazing locality of Sigiriya with its spectacular Lion Rock is a remarkable sight that will entrance the visitor. This cultural highlight is renowned for its splendid frescoes, garden and mirror wall that never fail to captivate visitors.
Not to be missed are the attractions of Dambulla, particularly its famous cave temples with their extensive murals. Another important part of the Cultural Triangle is Kandy, the second-largest city in Sri Lanka. Here you will find the famous Temple of the Tooth and many other fascinating cultural attractions.
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