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Three more world heritages

Jul 31, 2010 12:24:50 PM - itnnews.lk

Three important locations including the Adam’s Peak are declared as World heritages. Deputy Minister Faizer Mustapha said the decision was taken at the UNESCO conference on World heritages held in Brazil.

It is the Adam’s Peak, Horton Plains and the Knuckles Range that have been newly added to the World heritage list. Adam’s Peak is the only mountain in the world where four major religions get together and worship. To the Buddhist, the imprint found on the summit of the mountain is the hallowed footprint of the Lord Buddha. It is 2243 metres in height above the sea level and about 27 kilometres from the bottom to the top by foot.

The Knuckles Mountain is the most important of bio-diversity environments with range of mountains and a great water and wild life resource.

Horton Plains is located in Sri Lanka’s highest plateau more than 7000 feet above the sea level. The plains are more often than not, visible only before 10 am due to heavy mist which engulfs the area.