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Google Map World Heritage sites for Sri Lanka

Google Map World Heritage sites for Sri Lanka

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Main link goes to Google satellite image of area. In most places you can zoom in once, in some places all the way. Use "VR" link for virtual reality tours, "Img" for Google images. Please note, some coordinates have errors. If you find the true coordinates, comment on my blog.

Ancient City of Sigiriya
VR [Img] "The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477-95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 370 m high (the..." [More]

Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
VR [Img] "Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the..." [More]

Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
VR [Img] "Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It is the best example of a..." [More]

Sacred City of Kandy
VR [Img] "This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinahala culture to flourish..." [More]

Sinharaja Forest Reserve
VR [Img] "Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Sinharaja is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are..." [More]

Golden Temple of Dambulla
VR [Img] "A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural..." [More]

Sacred City of Anuradhapura
VR [Img] "This sacred city was established around a cutting from the 'tree of enlightenment', the Buddha's fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by..." [More]

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