A Unesco World Heritage Site is an important landmark chosen by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a protected area. The places selected are usually in a historical location with cultural and anthropological importance. Sri Lanka is home to eight such sites – six cultural and two natural. Keep reading to find out what they are, and plan your trip to visit them all.
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The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka include Horton Plains National Park, the Knuckles Conservation Forest and the Peak Wilderness Protected Area. At more than 2,000m (6,562ft) above sea level, this natural World Heritage Site joined the others in 2010. There are plenty of hiking trails in the Central Highlands, and it’s a biodiverse haven.