Sri Lanka contains an astonishing seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites within it’s compact shores-the same number as heritage-packed Egypt. Six cultural sites are testament to a civilization with over 2000 years of recorded history, while a seventh natural site boast some of the highest biodiversity found outside the Amazon basin. The six cultural sites are Sacred city of Anuradhapura, Medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, Cave temples of Dambulla, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Royal City of Kandy, and Dutch Fort in Galle. The Sinharaja Forest Reserve makes up the seventh Natural site.
Through the heritage sites the visitor can relive some of the seminal episodes in the Island’s past-the introduction of Buddhism, which inspired kings to undertake astounding feats of engineering; the complex palace intrigues; the repeated invasions and conquests; an ultimately, the capitulation to the European colonial powers.
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