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Top things to do in Central Province

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Pidurangala Rock (Sigiriya)
Ranked #1 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.
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Ranked #3 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Owner description: Sigiriya Rock Fortress is the most visited site in Sri Lanka. Built over 1,600 years ago, it was the royal capital of King... more » Owner description: Sigiriya Rock Fortress is the most visited site in Sri Lanka. Built over 1,600 years ago, it was the royal capital of King Kasyapa. « less
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Ranked #4 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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Ranked #5 of 85 attractions in Central Province
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Ranked #6 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Knuckles Mountain Range is the best place in Sri Lanka for longer days trekking and camping.
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The Golden Temple (Dambulla)
Ranked #8 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Cultural
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World's End (Nuwara Eliya)
Ranked #9 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Castles; Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The Golden Cave Temple is a cave-temple complex that dates back before the 2nd century. It is a religious site that is... more » Owner description: The Golden Cave Temple is a cave-temple complex that dates back before the 2nd century. It is a religious site that is significant to buddhist and hindu faiths. « less
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Ranked #13 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of... more » Owner description: Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple. The temple which houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is one of the holiest shrines in the entire Buddhist world. « less
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Ranked #14 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The IFS-Popham Arboretum, Sri Lanka's only dry zone arboretum was established over five decades ago on 7.5 acres of thorny... more » Owner description: The IFS-Popham Arboretum, Sri Lanka's only dry zone arboretum was established over five decades ago on 7.5 acres of thorny scrub jungle and abandoned 'Chena' land in Dambulla which is in the geographical center of our island, where history and culture merge amidst a natural landscape of water and mountains. The arboretum is not only about trees. There and many species of Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Spiders and Mammals including Bats that can be seen within the premises. « less
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Ranked #15 of 85 attractions in Central Province
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Ranked #16 of 85 attractions in Central Province
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Lover's Leap Falls (Nuwara Eliya)
Ranked #17 of 85 attractions in Central Province
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Bluefield Tea Gardens (Nuwara Eliya)
Ranked #18 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Farms; Outdoors
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Kandy Lake (Kandy)
Ranked #19 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 85 attractions in Central Province
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Ranked #22 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Euphoria Spice & Herbal offer free Sri Lankan spice and ayurveda tour. We also provide lunch and cookery classes which should... more » Owner description: Euphoria Spice & Herbal offer free Sri Lankan spice and ayurveda tour. We also provide lunch and cookery classes which should be booked in advance through phone or by emailing us. Please mention "TripAdvisor Discount" for a 25% Off- for all our items at the shop-if you wish to make any purchases from the shop. If you are coming from Matale or Kandy, we are located 15km away from Matale towards the Dambulla road in the town called "Madawala Ulpotha" infront of Temple Mahamewnawa. If you are coming from Dambulla, we are located 30 km from Dambulla towards the kandy road. We can also be identified as number 88. « less
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Nalanda Gedige (Matale)
Ranked #23 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ramboda Falls (Ramboda)
Ranked #24 of 85 attractions in Central Province
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Ranked #25 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Religious Sites; Caverns/ Caves; Cultural
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Gregory Lake (Nuwara Eliya)
Ranked #26 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Hakgala Botanic Gardens (Nuwara Eliya)
Ranked #27 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #28 of 85 attractions in Central Province
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Sita Temple (Nuwara Eliya)
Ranked #29 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 85 attractions in Central Province
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Cultural
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