The paradise island of Sri Lanka is home to a multi faith community. One of the main attractions for tourist is the diversity in culture that is present in the island. There are four main religions followed with Buddhism being followed by the vast majority of the population. The history of the island dates back to thousands of years.
One of the best places to explore and learn about the culture of the country is to pay a visit to the various sites present within the cultural triangle. The interior villages of Sri Lanka often have many ancient stories to tell. Exploring Sri Lanka by Bicycle is a great way to explore most the interiors. If you’re unsure about places to visit and about organizing your travel while in the country there are various tour operators who do the needful. Among them one that has pioneered in this regard is Jetwing Travels. Specializing in organizing tailor made itineraries as well as catering tour packages; Jetwing Travel has won the trust of many local as well as international tourists.
One of the attractions in the historic city of Dambulla is the cave temple. The largest and well preserved cave temple in the island dates back to around 22 centuries with five sanctuaries the monastery is truly a remarkable creation of the time. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site the cave has Buddhist murals covering an area of around 2000 square meters and there are over 150 Buddha statues in the complex. Located on the summit of the Dambulla rock the monastery is a perfect place to experience a complete state of peace of mind. The foot of the rock is home to a large Golden Buddha statue and temple fondly known as the golden Buddha temple.
Around the area there are various other historically important places such as Sigiriya , Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media.