North Western Province Travel Guide

  • The Rest House
    The Rest House
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  • Eating in Chilaw

    Chilaw Restaurants

    I left the Rest House with enough bacteria in my gut to temporarily close a bay and I’m fairly sure that dinner was to blame so I wouldn’t recommend it as a place to eat.In town there are lots of local places to eat (rice and curry or ‘short eats’ etc) during the day and I’ve eaten at several of them since the Rest House incident with no ill...

  • Intersection of the town centre

    Chilaw Things to Do

    Here is the chilaw's clock tower where all tourists can reach when coming from different directions.

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  • Enjoying the view

    Yapahuwa Things to Do

    Once at the top and with not much to see there, just enjoy the luxurious greenery of the surrounding countryside. If you’re not used to it (like me) then it can be a jaw drop experience.

  • At the top

    Yapahuwa Things to Do

    At the end of the stairs and through the the carved doorway (while you have been impressed by the grandiose entrance) you’ll face a bit of disappointment as the ruins there are not much to see. The Lion Terrace as it is called might have been the site of the Temple of the Tooth or of the king’s palace.

  • The staircase

    Yapahuwa Things to Do

    What makes Yapahuwa unique is the Maya looking like staircase. The stairs are step and not for heart-fainted. The staircase sides are decorated with statues of lions, elephants, goddesses and dwarfs. By the end of the staircase on the upper level is a carved doorway and windows. The quality of carving is considered as high


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