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World Heritage

 
Four sites of the Central Province in Sri Lanka have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage, namely, the ancient city of Sigiriya (1982), the Golden Temple of Dambulla (1991), the sacred city of Kandy (1988), the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka (2010).

Kandy District

 
Kandy District is one of the attractive districts located in the Central Province in Sri Lanka. Kandy city is the capital city which is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka.

Matale District

 
Matale District is located in the northern part of the Central Province, Sri Lanka and it is home for three World Heritage sites; Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Fortress and Knuckles Range which attract more tourists

NuwaraEliya District

Nuwara-Eliya
 
Nuwara Eliya district is located in the southern part of the Central Province. Nuwara Eliya city is the capital city which was built entirely during the 19th century by the British. It is called as “Little England” since it riches with the old colonial building, attractive landscaping and cool climate. 

Historical and Archeological Sites in Kandy

Ambalama

Hewavissa Ambalama

Location :          Pathahewaheta

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Appalagoda Ambalama

Location :          Pathahewaheta

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Kandewela Ambalama

Location :          Pathahewaheta

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Marassana Ambalama

Location :          Pathahewaheta

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Konakalagala Ambalama

Location :         Akurana

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Arabepola Ambalama

Location :         Akurana

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Malgaman deniya Ambalama

Location :         Akurana

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Buildings

Mahawasala

Location :          Kadawath Sathara

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Queens' Hotel

Location :          Kadawath Sathara

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Old Umpire Hotel

Location :          Kadawath Sathara

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Gurulupotha

Location :          Minipe Hasalaka

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Balana Fort

Location :          Yatinuwara

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Cpt. Dosan Tower

Location :          Yatinuwara

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Ayurwedhic Hospital

Location :          Panvila

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Robert Nocks Tower

Location :          Udunuwara

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Rev. Sangarajas' Home

Location :          Galagedara

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Caves

Hanupe Cave

Location :          Pathahewaheta

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Inscriptions

Kirakosgahamula Junction's Epigraph

Location :          Pujapitiya

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Other Sites

War Cemetry

Location :          Kadawath Satara

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Nanuoya old bridge

Location :          Yatinuwara

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Nanuoya Road Develpment Musium

Location :          Yatinuwara

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Location :          Medadumbara

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Danture War Zone

Location :          Yatinuwara

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Balana Fort

Location :          Yatinuwara

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After the Portuguese landed in Sri Lanka in 1505, their aim was to acquire more territory. But, the Balana rock fortress that served as an observation post stood against an invasion of the Kandyan kingdom. At that time the Portuguese were in control of the kingdoms of Kotte, Sitawaka and Jaffna. But despite their attempts to capture Kandy in 1594, 1603 and 1630 they failed.

 


Historical and Archeological Sites in Matale

Ambalama

Ambalama

Buildings

Nalanda Gedi Ge

Location :          Naula

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Caves

Caves

Inscriptions

Inscriptions

Other Sites

Other Sites


Historical and Archeological Sites in Nuwaraeliya

Ambalama

Ambalama

Buildings

Nuwara Eliya Post Office

Location :          Nuwara Eliya

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Caves

Caves

Inscriptions

Inscriptions

Other Sites

Other Sites