Cultural Triangle

Welcome to Sri Lanka’s beautiful and historically interesting cultural triangle!

When visiting Sri Lanka, you definitely should not miss out on the cultural triangle. It’s beautiful! It’s ancient. And full of jaw-dropping landscape and magnificent sights! Well worth a visit!

Here I will introduce you to the most important sights as well as many places off the beaten track and even some secret places, that only few locals know about. All of these places I visited myself, so I can give you valuable first-hand information and useful tips. Then again, in this blog I focus more on the difficult-to-research useful/ practical information rather than on the plain facts about the sights, which you can find in any guidebook or every web page.

Here is an interactive map with all the most important places to visit in the Cultural Triangle (click on the map to open MapHub and see more detailed information or the location).

The main sights

Off the beaten track

  • Pidurangala
  • Mihintale
  • Ritigala
  • Aukana
  • Yapahuwa
  • Matale Hindu Temple (Sri Muthumariamman Temple)

Hidden gems

It still takes time to write down all the information. As soon as I finished one post, I will link it here. Please give me a bit time.

Last update: January 2018

What are your experiences or questions? Tell me.