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Culture Quest

Culture Quest

Jul 8, 2010

NOT your average history tour!

Step back a millennium – make it two, imagine yourself standing in the heart of an ancient civilization in the year 500BC. Wandering amid the imposing ruins in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, it won’t be too hard to do. From lost cities, ruined temples and sacred caves to rock fortresses, a rich and diverse heritage is all yours to explore – at an itinerary tailor-made to suit you.

At Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the earliest capitals of Sri Lanka and the epicentre of the Buddhist faith remnants of the grand palaces, intricate sculptures and elaborate pleasure gardens still impress. Huge domed temples and shrines, now lovingly restored attract devotees by the thousands. The ancient ‘Palace of the Gods’ – Sigiriya with its timeless frescoes is a legacy to passion and power; and considered the eighth wonder of the world. The Dambulla rock temple hides magnificent statues and exquisite wall paintings within its expansive caves. Take in these renowned heritage landmarks or stray to the lesser known sites of Ritigala, Yapahuwa, Dambaniya amongst others, as you head down to Kandy – home to the Temple of the Tooth; the legendary ‘Perehera’ and the last kingdom of ancient Lanka.

You can experience ancient culture yet enjoy the comforts of this century too. Choose your stay from five star luxury, small boutiques, eco villas, private hideaways or traditional dwellings – diverse experiences, ambience are yours with and all the modern conveniences too.

Sri Lanka’s history dates back more than 2000 years; yet it’s a living tapestry with age old rituals and traditions continuing to exist in the hubbub of the 21st century.  Take a culture quest and you too can discover their true wonder.

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