Most travellers to Sri Lanka know that ours is a predominantly Buddhist country, with many shrines, temples and sacred relics. But how many know that what is believed to be the world’s first Buddhist shrine, thought to have been built while the Lord Buddha was still alive, is located here?
Travel blog YogaWineTravel explores the wonders of Pollonnaruway, the sacred Buddhist site in Sri Lanka
Nothing illustrates the history and mystery of ancient Sri Lanka and its Buddhist traditions better than Polonnaruwa, which lies at the heart of our famed Cultural Triangle.
24 hours soaking up the timeless heritage of Kandy, Sri Lanka’s ancient royal capital, is time well spent
Twenty-four hours is not a long time to appreciate the full glories of Kandy, the historic royal capital of Sri Lanka’s glorious Hill Country and one of our nine Unesco World Heritage sites.
Sri Lanka enjoys a host of public-holiday festivals and events during the year, most of which are based on Buddhist festivals, which revolve around the days of the full moon poya days.
Every full moon, or poya, means a public holiday in Sri Lanka—and none is so important as the poson poya, on June 8 this year, which celebrates the arrival of Buddhism on our shores nearly 1,500 years ago.
A 40ft sand Buddha has been sculpted in Sri Lanka by Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik to commemorate International Vesak Day.
The United Nations Day of Vesak, which marks the birth, enlightenment and the passing of the Buddha, will shortly take place in locations across Sri Lanka.