What you can experience in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has a very ancient history. Egyptian civiliziation is from 3000-550 BC. We call is it Ptolemaic. Indian civiliziation is 2500-1500. Ancient Sri Lankan civiliziation goes parallel to the Indian civiliziation. Buddism came to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century according to chronicles. Anuradapura kingdom was ruled by King Devanam Piyathissa. Most of the ancient cities are affiliated to rulers of Sri Lanka kings.
Most of the ancient cities were initiated by the kings who ruled aver these kingdoms.Some of the old cities are Anuradapura, Polonnaruwa, Yapahuwa, Sigiriya, and Kandy. As the Buddism spread thoughout the country more and more ancient religious places were developed. Dambulla is one of them and Kandy another. The holy Toothe relic Lord Buddha is guarded venerably in Kandy Dalada Maligawa.