Temple of the Tooth


Cultural Cities Sri Lanka

Picturesque cities, towns and villages

There’s more to Sri Lanka than beaches and temples. Explore some of the country’s bustling cities to lap up some culture and do a spot of shopping. Picturesque Kandy is Sri Lanka's cultural capital. In a land of temples, the most sacred of them all is the Temple of the Tooth, which shelters a tooth belonging to Buddha himself. Head to the bustling market to buy local arts and crafts and immerse yourself in the Kandyan way of life. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic city of Galle is all Dutch fortifications, colonial villas and atmospheric streets. 

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Destination Specialist

"The cultural triangle of Sri Lanka is a great way to submerge yourself in the culture. Combine, Kandy, Dambulla and Sigiriya to experience this cultural difference".