Nearly 3000 years of history holds some of world's ancient cities including
Eight sites of Sri Lanka have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage,
the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (1982), the ancient city of Sigiriya (1982),
the Golden Temple of Dambulla (1991), the old town of Galle and its fortifications (1988),
the sacred city of Anuradhapura (1982), the sacred city of Kandy (1988),
Sinharaja Forest Reserve (1988) and the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka (2010).