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Dambulla Cave Temple

Visit the Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka

Once known as the ‘Land of Kings’, the Cultural Triangle is an extraordinary region. North from Kandy the area includes the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the cave temples at Dambulla and the mighty rock fortress of Sigiriya.

The Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka

Once known as the ‘Land of Kings’, the Cultural Triangle is an extraordinary region.

Cultural sites

North from Kandy the area includes the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the cave temples at Dambulla and the mighty rock fortress of Sigiriya.

Wild elephant

Often overlooked amidst the cultural treasures is the area’s natural wealth, with wild elephant in abundance.

For any visitor with an interest in history or Buddhism (the island’s major religion) it is well worth basing yourself here for at least three nights to explore the area. There are plenty of good hotels and all have swimming pools, at their cooling best after a day’s exploring.

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