The island of Sri Lanka has an extremely fascinating history that goes back millennia, and one place in particular that has attracted significant international interest, is the Pahiyangala Cave.
Alternatively known as Fa Hien Cave, this is the largest cave in Sri Lanka, and also one of the biggest in all of Asia. It is situated in the Kalutara district towards the South West of Sri Lanka.
Dimensions and Statistics
The massive cave measures 200 feet long, and the entrance itself boasts a width of 160 feet and a height of 175 feet. The cave is also not located at ground level, but 400 feet above sea level.
In 1968, human remains were discovered during excavations which belonged to occupants of the cave who lived more than 30,000 years ago. Along with the remains various primitive tools and artefacts were also discovered. This attracted researchers from all over the world, including Cornell University.
A fairly long trek is required to reach the Pahiyangala cave but it is located quite close to Colombo, and many beach hotels in Kalutara such as the likes of Anantara Kalutara Resort. You might want to wear shoes since the rocks along the way are quite sharp.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+