In the present day, Yala is a popular wildlife reserve that is home to a wide variety of animal, bird, reptile and plant life. However, the region of Yala once belonged to a thriving ancient kingdom – the Kingdom of Ruhuna. It is also believed to have been home to a species of ancient beings, as well as a tribe of indigenous people. For some undiscovered reason, the territory was abandoned by humans and became overrun with the wilderness possibly after the 13th century. Discover the past of Yala as you explore the tales that surround this popular destination.