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Cultural & Religious Sites of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Cultural and Religious sites are many. They range from the ancient ruins of cities, temples and shrines in the Cultural Triangle including the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy to the remains of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonisation in the form of old forts (especially the one at Galle). In Colombo there are statues of cultural interest as well as modern monuments such as Independence Square.

Colombo has many museums reflecting the importance of its cultural heritage, including the National Museum with many artefacts from the Kandyan period. There is also a museum devoted to the Dutch Period as well as museums of modern culture such as the Currency Museum, the Philatelic Museum, a puppet museum as well as a Railway Museum in Colombo and another one in Kadugannawa, outside Kandy.

Ceylon Tea Museum, the History of Tea in sri lanka
Ceylon Tea Museum, the History of Tea
Up the winding Hantane Road from Kandy and converted from a four-storey tea factory built in 1925, is The Ceylon Tea Museum
Sita Eliya, a Revered Site of Legend in sri lanka
Sita Eliya, a Revered Site of Legend
En route to Hakgala Gardens is a very vibrant and colourful Hindu temple known as the Seetha Amman Temple at Sita Eliya
Ritigala, a Wild Religious Retreat in sri lanka
Ritigala, a Wild Religious Retreat
Ritigala is a mountain range 43km from Anuradhapura some 766m above sea level and 600m above the surrounding plains.
Adam's Peak in sri lanka
Adam's Peak
Venerated by four religions, Adam's Peak is at 2,243m above sea level, where pilgrims flock to climb during the season of January to April
Nallur Kovil, a Hindu Sanctuary in sri lanka
Nallur Kovil, a Hindu Sanctuary
The Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil, devoted to Hindu god Lord Murugan, is one of the most sacred places of worship for the Hindu community of Sri Lanka
Mihintale in sri lanka
Mihintale
Mihintale rock, situated around 12km east of Anuradhapura and history records that it was there that King, Devanampiya Tissa, met Arahat Mahinda Thera ...
Independence Square in sri lanka
Independence Square
Independence Square is in the prestigious Cinnamon Gardens district of Colombo where spacious tree-lined boulevards remain from colonial days