The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
2013-05-02
 

The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is the newest recognized world heritage site in Sri Lanka.

The site comprises the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest.

These are rain forests, where the elevation reaches 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) above sea level.

The region harbors a variety of mammal species including the Bear Monkey Trachypithecus vetulus monticola (Purple Faced Langur) and the Horton Plains Slender Loris Loris tardigradus nycticeboides (Red Slender Loris).

The Peak is known as “Adam’s Peak” of Sri Lanka .


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