Yapahuwa Rock Fortress, Yapahuwa

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  • Yapahuwa was the capital of ancient Sri Lanka sometime between 1272-1284 AD. It was then captured by a South Indian army and later destroyed by the Portuguese. The magnificent stone stairway is steep ...  more »
  • My wife and I visited Yapahuwa on 5th January 2018, to see this ephemeral city that was the capital of Sri Lanka for a mere 12 years. Today, Yapahuwa is a unique location of historic splendour, with i...  more »
  • 5 months pregnant, I went up to the top in 30 minutes between 9: 00 and 9:30. We enjoyed the view of 360 °, the loneliness and the singing of peacocks audible miles away. The ticket can be bought at 300 m of the entrance near the Museum.
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