Ancient royal city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Gardens, parks, palaces and temples. Astrogeographic position: in the highly attractive royal fire sign Leo the sign of kings and a main indicator for aristocratic capitals with the highly defensive water sign Scorpio one of the main indicators for fortresses. Valid for field level 2 which describes how the town is embedded in the country.
Sigiriya ,Sri Lanka: King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF SRI LANKA: include the largest & least disturbed remaining areas of submontane & montane rain forests of Sri Lanka, which are a global conservation priority on many accounts. They contain half of Sri Lanka's endemic flowering plants & 51% of its endemic vertebrates. Recent archaeological investigations have yielded evidence of hunting & foraging during the glacial maximum period, starting around 22,000 BC. The history of Adam's Peak is full of legends.