Buddhist Heritage Sites

The largest selection of Buddhist heritage buildings are listed. The basic units within a monastery are the stupa, the Bo-tree shrine, the image house, the chapter house, relic shrines and preaching hall. Each of these religious edifices varies according to the geographical region, the cultural background and the religious and secular communities that built them. There are communal buildings such as libraries, monk's residences, baths, belfry, boundary walls, refectories, gatehouse, preaching halls and grain storage houses.

Selected Category

Buddhist Heritage Sites

  • Anuradhapura

    Abhayagiri Vihara

  • Aluvihare

    Aluvihare Rock Temple

  • Gampaha

    Asgiriya Raja Maha Viharaya Gampaha

  • Wellawaya

    Buduruwagala

  • Dambulla

    Dambulla Cave Temple

  • Kurunagela

    Ibbagala Raja Maha Viharaya

Other Categories

  • Ambalama Heritage

  • Archaeological Sites

  • Buddhist Heritage Sites

  • Buildings

  • Caves and Caverns

  • Christian Heritage Sites

  • Devales

  • Forts and Fortifications

  • Hot Springs and Waterfalls

  • Islamic Heritage Sites

  • Kovils

  • Lakes and Reservoirs

  • Lighthouses and Harbours

  • Manor Houses and Walauwes

  • Monasteries and Hermitages

  • Museums

  • Nature and Wildlife

  • Peraheras and Festivals

  • Sculptures and Monuments

  • Stupas

  • Tampita Vihara Heritage

  • Tourist Attractions

  • UNESCO Heritage Sites

  • Other POI Sites

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