Culture of Sri Lanka

The culture of Sri Lanka is rich and very interesting for the European eyes. The main traditional cultures of the island are the Sinhalese, the Tamil and the colonial. The religion had and has great impact on the culture of Sri Lanka, including architecture, sculpture, painting and traditions. In Sri Lanka you can find ancient ruins and well preserved buildings in the areas of the old kingdoms, Hindu temples, colonial fortresses and cities with skyscrappers and modern Buddhist temples as well.