In ancient days Hambantota received many travellers and traders from Siam, China and Indonesia who sought anchorage in the natural harbor. Today Hambantota is known for its richness of natural beauty and wildlife, alongwith heritage sites including dagobas and viharas. Nearby attractions include Bundala National Park, Yala National Park and the temples at Kataragama.

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Buduruwagala Rock Carvings

10th century

Bundala National Park

UNESCO biosphere reserve

Kataragama Esala Festival

Mulkirigala Rock Temple

Tangalla Beach

Uda Walawe National Park


Yala National Park