Horton Plains National Park

The Highlands in the South of the island is already the eighth World Heritage site at their meeting in Brazil UNESCO presented recently 21 new world heritage sites. One of the Central Highlands in the South of Sri Lanka, which is the peak wilderness protected area, Horton Plains National Park and the knuckles conservation forest includes. The excellent as a world natural heritage site located about 2,500 m above sea level and is home to several endangered animals, such as the langur monkeys and numerous endemic species of birds and leopards. There is a complete list of all UNESCO World Heritage sites under whc.unesco.org/en/list. Eight out of a total of 911 world heritage sites in Sri Lanka are now with the Central Highlands.

A different world heritage is on the prestigious list with the Sinharaja forest. Located in the southwest of the island, it provides Habitat for numerous endemic plant and orchid species, and is also the last region where visitors in Sri Lanka have still original rain forest. This area is also to protect against deforestation been declared the Government of Sri Lanka to the biosphere. More UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka are a medieval Royal residence with important witnesses of Sinhalese sculpture and monumental Buddha statues the ruined cities of Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya in the center of the island. Here at Lion Rock, the Kings once built their capital with pleasure palace, fortress, gardens, bridges and fountains, of which ruins are available.

Include two holy cities to the world heritage site: Kandy, with the Temple of the tooth, the tooth of Buddha the most revered relics of Sri Lanka is located, and the city Anuradhnapura with numerous monuments of Buddhist stupas and the over 2,200 years old holy tree, under the meditating Buddha to enlightenment is to be reached. The old town and the fortress of Galle are on the UNESCO list. The port city is strongly marked by the influences of colonization: Portuguese, Dutch and British have left their traces here. Today recall this time still Baroque churches, the Government House, as well as powerful bastions and gates. The cave temples of Dambulla, which many statues and wall paintings date back to the beginnings of sri Lankan Buddhism, include also.