Cultural Triangle

Discover the iconic Cultural Triangle

An extraordinary historic quartet of UNESCO World Heritage Sites form the cardinal points of what is known as the Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka. Threading together four esteemed destinations, which include the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura, the extensive ruins of Polonnaruwa, the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the intriguing Dambulla Cave Temple, these archaeological masterpieces are the highlights of myriad sites, and exquisite wildlife havens that make up this fascinating area.

Steeped in spirituality, mythology and religion, Buddhism in Sri Lanka laid its foundations here. &Beyond has extensive knowledge of these vast landscapes and fascinating terrain, and will guide you to numerous obscure and off the beaten track sites that have great significance and value. Delve into the incredible Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, as well as smaller wildlife-rich parks and forest reserves, such as Hurulu Forest Reserve, that fall within the Cultural Triangle.

From exceptional offers to not-to-be missed properties and experiences, here are our favourite reasons to explore the Cultural Triangle

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