Centred around the heartlands of Sri Lanka’s ancient civilisations, the Cultural Triangle stretches between the highland cultural stronghold of Kandy and the two old capitals of Polonnaruwa and Anuraphapura. As the lush highlands melt into the hot, dry plains, there is no better place to truly soak up Sri Lanka’s rich and unique history – 5 of the country’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in this area – visiting ancient civilisations, magnificent frescoes and sacred Buddhist sites. No wonder these historical plains are also known as ‘The King’s Land’!

Cultural Triangle at a Glance

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GMT + 5.5
time difference
10.5 HOURS
flight time
20.3 MILLION
population
Lion
Rock
famous landmark
Vadai
local food
Winter
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Cultural Triangle

Cultural Triangle offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour

15 days from £2,990pp
  • Lion Rock Fortress
  • Udawale Elephant Orphanage
  • Ancient Polonnaruwa
Spirit of Sri Lanka Tour

15 days from £2,890pp
  • Wilpattu National Park
  • Sigiriya
  • Colombo by jeep
  • Hiriwadunna Trek
Charms of Sri Lanka Tour

11 days from £3,390pp
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Ministry of Crab
  • Nuwara Eliya

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