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From Negombo: Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, and Panduwasnuwara Tour – Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

On this day trip, visit 3 ancient kingdoms of Sri Lanka, located in the Northwestern Province. See the royal palace complex of Dambadeniya. Visit the beautiful rock fortress of Yapahuwa. Explore the vast ruins of Panduwasnuwara.

EXPERIENCE

Following an early morning pickup at your accommodation, depart Negombo by a shared vehicle, in a small group, to explore three ancient kingdoms of Sri Lanka.

First, see the kingdom of Dambadeniya, home to the peaceful King Parakramabahu II known for his epic poetic masterpieces ‘Kavisilumina’ and ‘Visuddi Marga Sannasa.’ Also see the recently excavated remains of the Old Temple of the Tooth and the the ruins of the royal palace complex.

At the next stop, explore the giant rock fortress of Yapahuwa. Admire the beautiful stone sculptures and highly detailed carvings on the fortress as you climb your way to the top that showcases views of the stupa ruins and Buddhist shrine remains. Here, you can also spend some time having lunch at one of the restaurants in the area.

Then, drive to the final destination, Panduwasnuwara, an ancient city from one of the first kingdoms of Sri Lanka. Explore ruins dating from the 5th century to the 12th century with notable sights like the artificial reservoir Panda Wewa, which is considered to be one of the earliest irrigation systems made by man. Visit the Panduwasnuwara Museum, home to many of the archeological finds from the region. After, start the journey back to your accommodation.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Visit the Old Temple of the Tooth and royal palace complex ruins in Dambadeniya
See the elaborate rock fortress of Yapahuwa
View the many ruins from different eras in Panduwasnuwara

 

 

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