Archaeology

Sri Lanka has one of the oldest histories of the world and because of that, archaeological treasures litter the country. Transport yourself back in time as you walk around old forts built by Dutch colonists, climb endless stairs leading to 2,000-year-old Buddhist temples, find peace and tranquility as you experience where perfect arhats achieved nirvana, and wander the streets of one of Sri Lanka’s holiest towns. 

Hambantota has an endless number of gems for you to discover. Those especially interested in ancient Buddhist history are in for a delight. Whether you’re fascinated by colonial history, Buddhist monasteries, or holy ancient cities, you’re in for a treat as you explore Hambantota.