Sri Lanka Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Sri Lanka

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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This stunning temple located in the heart of Colombo is one of the city’s most iconic religious structures. Travelers who venture to this top attraction will ...  Read more

Galle Fort Lighthouse

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Galle Fort Lighthouse is located within the historic Galle Fort in Sri Lanka and is one of just 14 remaining lighthouses in the country. In fact, this is Sri ...  Read more

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

A rocky mountain plateau rising some 660 feet above the relatively flat landscape in central Sri Lanka supports one of the country’s most significant cultural ...  Read more

Galle Face Green

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

This ocean-side urban park with coastal views once served as a straight shot for firing cannons against the Portuguese. But today, it is a Mecca for travelers ...  Read more

Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Located within the royal palace complex of Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic. In the ...  Read more

Colombo National Museum

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Some of the galleries in this stunning white museum date as far back as the late 1800s, and as a result travelers who pass through what is undoubtedly the ...  Read more

Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife abounds in southern Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park. Here, open-top jeep safaris bring visitors within close range of members of the park’s ...  Read more

Alagalla Mountain Range

The Alagalla Mountain Range, also known as the Potato Range, stretches along the borders of the Sri Lankan Provinces of Sabaragamuwa and Central. Popular ...  Read more

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple is the largest temple complex in Sri Lanka and dates back to the 1st century BC when King Valagamba took refuge in this giant rocky ...  Read more

Galle Fort

The Sri Lankan city of Galle was founded by Portuguese explorers in the sixteenth century. In 1640, the Dutch moved in and began fortifying the town by ...  Read more

Gem Museum

Since the 1920 the Gem Museum has been a family-owned and run business offering up some of Sri Lanka’s most prized and beautiful gemstones to locals, ...  Read more

Gregory Lake

Gregory Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. Originally a huge swamp area, this man-made lake was constructed in 1873 under ...  Read more

Independence Square

Colombo’s Independence Square is a top attraction for travelers looking for a taste of local life. That’s because this picturesque square is a gathering place ...  Read more

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

The Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project is a small venue in Kosgoda that’s run by volunteers and relies on donations to help protect Sri Lanka’s turtles ...  Read more

Maha Vishnu Devalaya

Located to the northwest of the Kandy palace complex, Maha Vishnu Devalaya is one of four interconnected shrines, called devales, important to both ...  Read more

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