The Cultural Triangle – Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa

The Cultural Triangle consists of the ancient cities and world heritage sites of Sigiriya, Anurdhapura and Polonnaruwa. The area is home to the ancient kingdom that flourished centuries before the colonial arrivals. The archeological remains have been dated to the 4th century BC and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a marvel to behold. The area presently is thinly populated, with lakes and wildlife reserves.

Top 5 things to do

  • Climb up the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the 8th wonder of the world
  • Be enchanted by the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
  • Explore the ancient cities and ruins of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa
  • Enjoy a wildlife safari at the Minneriya National Park
  • Visit the various Buddhist temples and archeological museums in the Cultural Triangle

Top 5 hotels

  • Vil Uyana
  • Kandalama Hotel
  • Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
  • Elephant Corridor
  • Amaya Lake


  • Chuti, Sigiriya (Asian)
  • Lake Side Restaurant, Sigiriya (Chinese)
  • Anzu’s Restaurant, Anuradhapura (Chinese)
  • Wadula (Sri Lankan)
  • Chinese Lakefront Restaurant (Chinese)