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Culture and Heritage

Posts about excursions or overviews on cultural sites in the country or pertaining to some aspect of cultural heritage. ie: not wildlife oriented

Counting steps up to Sri Pada (Adams Peak)

Sri Pada (Adams Peak) is a 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well-known for the Sri Pada – “sacred footprint”, a 1.8 m rock formation near the summit, in Buddhist tradition held to… Continue Reading →

Sithulpawwa – the hill of the quiet mind

With its name derived from the word ‘Chiththala Pabbata’ – meaning the hill of the quiet mind, Sithulpauwa is located within the Yala National Park, in the Hambantota district in the deep south of Sri Lanka. Set in a stunning… Continue Reading →

Pidurangala – Silence and stunning vistas . . .

Located a mere 01km to the north of Sigiriya, the Pidurangala temple, became prominent in 5th century A.D. with the development of the Sigiriya fortress, and Sigiriya becoming the capital city of Sri Lanka. In the 18 years, the King… Continue Reading →

The oldest cave temple near Negombo: Pilikuththuwa Rajamaha Viharaya

Pilikuththuwa Rajamaha Viharaya, a Buddhist cave temple located roughly 30km from Negombo, is an interesting day excursion for both the cultural enthusiast and outdoor adventurer. On a hike through the forested rocky area, visitors can explore some 77 identified and… Continue Reading →

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