"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration." (from UNESCO site)
I do enjoy visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites all over the globe. All are different and unique in their own way!
Although I list them here on my website, I do not treat them as a 'list' in real life and trying to tick of each and every one of them. Quite a few of them I actually visited, not being fully aware that they are UNESCO sites. But knowing it afterwards, they are deservingly so.
It has been an interesting journey however to list the ones that I have visited, and read about the many remaining ones, that maybe one day I might visit as well.
Visited UNESCO sites Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has 8 UNESCO sites of which I visited 6 so far
Below are the sites that I have visited, and you can find a map with all the Sri Lankan UNESCO sites at the bottom of the page.
Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
Ancient City of Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Sacred City of Anuradhapura
Map of UNESCO sites in Sri Lanka
|Ancient City of Polonnaruwa (visited 2016)||Link to UNESCO|
|Ancient City of Sigiriya (visited 2016)||Link to UNESCO|
|Golden Temple of Dambulla (visited 2016)||Link to UNESCO|
|Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (visited 2016)||Link to UNESCO|
|Sacred City of Anuradhapura (visited 2016)||Link to UNESCO|
|Sacred City of Kandy (visited 2016)||Link to UNESCO|
|Central Highlands of Sri Lanka||Link to UNESCO|
|Sinharaja Forest Reserve||Link to UNESCO|