- The Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex is located in the Gampola area of Kandy District, Central Province. It is a steep mountain and climbs to its peak a bit of a challenge. You can also hire a vehicle to get to the peak. But, climb on foot is an opportunity to view the area.
- The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Anuradhapura District in North Central Province of Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. This is one of the Solosmasthana and Atamasthana. This was built by King Dutugemunu in 140 B.C. The stupa is also known as Ruwanweli Maha Seya, Swarnamali Chaitya, Rathnamali Dagaba and Mahathupa.
- Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a Sacred Bo-Tree in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura District, North Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is said to be the southern branch of the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi was brought to Sri Lanka by the Theri Sangamitta, daughter of Emperor Asoka and was planted in the Mahamewna Gardens in Anuradhapura in 288 BC by King Devanampiyatissa. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. Today it is one of the most sacred relics of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and respected by Buddhists all over the world. External Links Srimahabodhi.org Oldest sacred symbol – Sunday Times Solosmasthana – Wikipedia Sacred City of Anuradhapura – UNESCO Atamasthana – Wikipedia List of oldest trees – Wikipedia
- Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple (also called Matale Aluviharaya) is located in Matale district, Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist temple which history dates back to 3rd Century B.C to the reign of King Devanampiyatissa. The temple is the place where Tripitakas, namely Vinaya Pitakaya (Basket of Discipline), Sutta Pitakaya (Basket of Discourse) and Abhidarma Pitakaya (Basket of Metaphysics) wrote in Ola leaves during the reign of King Walagamba. The Museum Balumge
- The Gregory Lake is one of the main tourist attraction in the Nuwara Eliya city. The lake was built during the period of British Governor William Gregory in 1873. You can experience a boat ride or you can hire a Swan paddle boat. This is a nice place to have evening walk.
- Meemure is a village in Kandy district in Central province of Sri Lanka. It is located near the border between Kandy District and Matale District in the Knuckles Mountain Range. The village is rich with natural beauty. The Lakegala mountain, which is part of the Knuckles Mountain Range is also located in Meemure. According to the legend, Lakegala is the place King Ravana landed his historical airplane called Dandu Monara.
- The Gal Oya National Park is located in Monaragala District of Uva Province in Sri Lanka. It was established in 1954 and serves as the main catchment area for Senanayake Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka. The park is administrated by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The Gal Oya National Park is spread over 259km2. The park is mainly famous due to its elephants, where you can see them throughout the year. The place where the Gal Oya falls to the Senanayake Samudraya is called Makara (See the gallery). In this place, the Gal Oya disappears under huge rocks. According to legend, the original name of this is Makara Kata (Sinhalese for Dragon’s Mouth) and later it has become simply Makara. External Links Protected Planet
- Sembuwatta Lake is a man made lake situated at Alkaduwa in Matale District of Sri Lanka. The lake is created from natural spring water and it is about 9-12 m deep. At one end of the lake there is a natural swimming pool. Currently the lake belongs to the Elkaduwa Plantations and maintained by the same.