This rock temple, dating from the reign of Devanampiya Tissa (r 247–207 BC), has some very fine carvings. Best known of the sculptures...
South of the Isurumuniya Vihara are extensive remains of the Vessagiriya cave monastery complex, which dates from much the same time.
Royal Pleasure Gardens
Known as the Park of the Goldfish, these extensive royal pleasure gardens cover 14 hectares and contain two ponds skilfully designed to...
The Sanctuary at Tissawewa
There are few better situations for an enjoyable meal or drink than the verandahs and dining room in this beautiful colonial hotel. Try...
Tissa Wewa information
The 160-hectare Tissa Wewa is the southern tank in the old city.