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Sri Lanka 2014

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Sri Pada / Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka
Located in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, Sri Pada (also known as Adam's Peak) is revered as a holy site by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. The mountain stands out for both its prominence and for the Sri Pada "Sacred Footprint", a...
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Every year in July or August in Kandy, the ancient Sinahese capital of Sri Lanka, the Buddha's tooth is taken from the Temple of the Tooth in the center of town on parade around the city. It's by far the most amazing thing I saw in my year in Sri...
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Sigiriya sits in an area dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high. According to an ancient Sri Lankan chronicle, the site was selected by King Kasyapa (477–495 C.E.) for his new capitol. He built his palace on the top of this...
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If you find yourself in Sri Lanka you cannot miss the Yala National Park (most likely leopard spotting as well as tons more) but be wary of the many tour operators who want to sell you a guided safari! Many tourists are unaware of what the prices...
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Translated as Lion Rock, Sigiriya stands proudly, 200 metres tall, with slashes of orange stone that cut across the normally blue Sri Lankan sky. Although a bit of a tourist hot spot if visited just before sundown, Sigiriya and the Dambulla...
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Vishmith Athma, Inamaluwa - Sigiriya Rd, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
I've got this 15 lb (or more) hand crafted 'angry' pig while traveling in Sri Lanka. After a couple of hours carrying it around lost in the heat in Colombo, I was exhausted. But now that I'm back home, I think it is worth all the hassle that I've...
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
The ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned Archeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. This is an image house built by King Parakramabahu the...
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At the summit of the rock is the fortified palace with its ruined buildings; the pleasure is going up there through a series of narrow walkways and rusty staircases, and it's all worth it looking from the top!
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Coconut Boat, Pasikuda 30410, Sri Lanka
An oil massage and herbal bath is just the treatment to complement a stay at the wonderful Maalu Maalu beach resort in Passikudah, on Sri Lanka's eastern coast. The resort's qualified ayurvedic doctor prescribed the herbal mix, as well as the...
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World's End Rd, Sri Lanka
Visit Horton Plains National Park’s much-heralded, spectacular vantage point — World’s End — before 10:00 a.m., at which time — more or less — clouds obstruct one’s vision. The view is incredible. Sri Lanka: My Favorite Trip Yet:...
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Sri Pada / Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka
Adam’s Peak is a mountain in Central Sri Lanka that is a holy site to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Muslims: the large footprint at the top was left by either Adam, Lord Shiva or Buddha, depending upon who you ask. Climbing the mountain is an...
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The mirror wall in the background. It is so well polished that it feels like porcelain.
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Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
You are lucky if you visit the Temple of Tooth during the Fullmoon festival because you will get the chance to see the tooth. It was crowded when I was there with a friend but we finally found it worthy as what we watched was that buddhist...
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They are the daughters of King Kashyapa, and they are part of the paintings in the Sigiriya cave.
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30 Saranankara Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Freedom Lodge is near the lake, but just up the street and away from the loud road. Beware: at the train station, there are many tuk-tuks willing to take you to a hotel or guesthouse that is (too) close to the action downtown, but Freedom Lodge is...
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Sri Pada / Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka
We are born, and soon our little foot is being dipped in ink and imprinted on our birth certificates – marking our ‘official’ beginning. In Sri Lanka the birth of the main religions also came to life with a footprint – a sacred footprint. However...
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Sri Lanka
A train ride through Sri Lanka is a must, at less than $3 to get across the entire island nation (west to east and vice versa) it is money well spent and worth the ride even if you have nowhere to go on the other end! And while your bumping along...
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D S Senanayake Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
The Esala Perehera is a 15 day festival that takes place each year in the small town of Kandy, Sri Lanka. The festival venerates Buddha’s tooth which is significant because it symbolizes the introduction of Buddhism to this small island nation...
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Ella, Sri Lanka
Grab the durian! Fruit for the gods! It smels strange, looks strange, tastes awesome - think of it like of the best vanilla pudding....
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A23, Ambagollapathana, Sri Lanka
The valleys and hills around Ella offer splendid views. Spend couple of days wandering this dreamy landscape with its beautiful weather
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Amaya Hunas Falls, Elkaduwa, Kandy 21012, Sri Lanka
Hunas Falls is an hour's ride into the Knuckles Range from Kandy, a bone-jarring trip that is well worth the effort. The falls are on the property of Hunas Falls Resort by Amaya, carved into the steep hillsides of an abandoned tea plantation. My...
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Colombo 11, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Busy Manning Market anchors one end of the Pettah neighborhood in Colombo. Its vendors are happy to show off their beautiful produce, and do their best to educate a visitor to an array of unfamiliar fruits and vegetables. The aroma of fresh...