Veteran travel blogger Lucy’s guide to the Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka, ‘one of my favourite countries’


Veteran travel blogger Absolutely Lucy has returned to our island paradise where she experienced “one of my favourite and most eye-opening countries to date”.

She writes: “It may have been nine months, but I’m still dreaming of this beautiful country, the amazing people and the delicious food, because some places truly stay with you a long time after you have visited.”

This time it’s a guide to visiting the Cultural Triangle, “a centre for culture, history and heritage in the country and some pretty awe-inspiring sights”.

Top of the list of must-visits is Anuradhapura, “a breathtaking sight as you wander through the well-preserved ruins of this ancient civilisation.

Next up are Polonnaruwa, which will “blow your mind”, and Dambulla, with its caves filled with paintings and statues of the Buddha.

And then there’s Sigirya Lion Rock, the spectacular ancient fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site atop an edifice only accessible via a dizzying climb.


She gives a special mention to Diyabubula Hideaway , “the perfect artist’s retreat and offered all the luxury you could ask for while being slap bang in the centre of the Cultural Triangle”.

“It was a fab location for exploring the area and a truly beautiful accommodation, I really recommend staying there and you can read my review here.

“We also had an amazing opportunity to enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride across the countryside while we stayed here and it was honestly one of the most amazing trade experiences of my life.

Read more here.

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