Galle is an old colonial town situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka erected as a fort by the Portuguese that consisted of a single wall over-looking a moat which extended from the sea to the harbour. The Dutch converted this harbour into a single fortress and built an impressive line of defense, solidly ringing the walled town. To this day, the foreboding old walls attract many tourists and the town has grown around the historical buildings, spreading its glory to the surrounding areas and has been proclaimed an Archaeological Reserve, identified as a living World Heritage Site.
Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage site where worshippers still come to meditate here drawn to the Sri Maha Bodhi Bo-tree, grown from the original tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment in Northern India. Many other monuments have been beautifully restored and stand majestically next to the grand tank built by an ancient King.
Nestled amidst lush highlands of Sri Lanka, fortified by the terrain of mountains, Kandy is home to the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha which is kept in a golden casket in the Temple of the Sacred Tooth.