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Photos of castles, palaces, fortresses, temples, cathedrals, monasteries - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a tropical island state called the pearl of the Indian Ocean, where the original soul of Buddhism still thrives, and the beauty of nature remains untouched. There are not many places in the world that can offer the traveler such a wonderful combination of stunning landscapes with unique cultural heritage monuments - 8 UNESCO sites, many ancient temples and fortresses that testify to the traditions of the country with a history of more than 2500 years.

Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, IV century temple BC

Anuradhapura was once a major center of Sri Lankan civilization with huge stupas, beautiful palaces and temples, unique sculptures and pools.

Buddha Tooth Temple

Sri Lanka, Kandy, 17th century temple

The Tooth Temple contains the upper left fang of the Buddha himself. This precious relic attracts many pilgrims carrying white lotus and red jasmine flowers daily.

Kelania Temple of Raj Maha Vihara

Sri Lanka, Colombo, 19th century temple

The Temple of Endless Beauty is one of the most revered historical Buddhist shrines, known as the Buddha’s sermon site.

St. Lucia Cathedral

Sri Lanka, Colombo, Cathedral of the XIX century

St. Lucia Cathedral is the oldest and largest Catholic church in Sri Lanka, consecrated in honor of Lucia of Syracuse, an early Christian holy martyr who is revered as the patroness of sight and the blind.

Polonnaruwa

Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa, 11th century temple

In Polonnaruwa is the most famous Stone Temple in Sri Lanka with granite Buddha statues of the XII century.

Sigiriya

Sri Lanka, V's fortress palace

The sheer cliff with the royal palace on top captivates the imagination with its bloody history, amazing frescoes, magnificent gardens and amazing technology of the first fountains.


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