Sam Popham, an Englishman with an unmatched fondness for trees, built this Arboretum on a seven and a half-acre jungle in 1969. In its natural setting, there is an amazing spectrum of trees, birds, butterflies, and mammals. The Popham’s arboretum is typical of the Ebony, Palu, Margosa, Veera, Milla, Tamarind, Velan and Ceylon Ironwood trees that […]
The Menikdena Archaeological Reserve covers two hectares of land, while the Arboretum covers fourteen hectares of forestland. This monastery is situated at between the beautiful Menikdena Wewa and the Nakula (Menikdena) mountain. History of Menikdena Monastery Archaeologists believes it dates back to the third to the fourth century. It is also said that King Vijayabahu […]
The National Namal Uyana in Galkiriyagama, the largest Rose Quartz mountain in South Asia and the largest Ironwood forest, is spread over an area of 972 hectares. It has been declared as a National Forest Reserve in the year 2005. The forest is rich in biodiversity and there are more than 18 species of birds […]
Dambulla Cave Temple is Sri Lanka‘s largest and most preserved cave temple complex and more than 80 documented caves have been discovered in the surrounding areas. Dambulla Cave Temple is also known as Dambulla Golden Temple and also a World Heritage Site. The temple is spread over five caves and contains statues and paintings. These […]
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