World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

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World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

Baker's Falls Horton Plains Nuwara Eliya-world heritage Site
Baker's Falls Horton Plains Nuwara Eliya
There are 962 properties in the world inscribed on the World Heritage List of the WHC,The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, including 745 cultural sites , 188 natural sites and 29 mixed properties in 157 Countries.
Few of these sites are
Italy      47
Spain    44
China    43
France  38
Germany   37
Mexico   31
United Kingdom   28
Russia    25
India    29
Sri Lanka 08
Although Sri Lanka is a small island has 08 World Heritage places declared by WHC- UNESCO, Considering outstanding universal value of these places.There are 06 Cultural
properties and 2 Natural properties in the Island and has submitted two places for the approval of the Nomination to the World heritage list
World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka
Riverstone Matale world heritage site
Riverstone Matale world heritage site
  1. Ancient City of Polonnaruwa  Polonnaruwa District North Central Province, declared in 1982
  2. Ancient City of Sigiriya   Matale District,Central Province 1982  View Pictures
  3. Sacred City of Anuradhapura
    Anuradhapura District North Western declared in 1982 View Pictures
  4. Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications Galle District Southern Province declared in 1988 View Pictures

  5. Sacred City of Kandy
    Kandy District  Central - Declared in 1988 View Pictures
  6. Golden Temple of Dambulla
    Matale District,Central Province  Inscription in 1991
  7. Central Highlands of Sri Lanka The property include the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest   Inscription in 2010 View Pictures
  8. Sinharaja Forest Reserve declared in 1988
Sigiriya Painting Frescoes
Sigiri Upsarawo - Sigiriya  Frescoes 

Places Submitted for approval
  1. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka
  2. Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara 
More information  visit :- Sri Lanka world Heritage Center




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