Be amazed by this 6th century Buddhist forest hermitage where pious hermitage of Maliyadeva and other hermits and sages survived. Arankale was the Royal capital of Sri Lanka and is small stretch of land that is rich with myth, romance and history. The part of it that will amaze you the most are the huge Buddha statues and the Sasseruwa Buddha statue. The Sylvan Forest monastery of the Arankela is another site that’ll keep you awed.