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The ladies in the pictures below are known as the daughters of king Kashyapa, and they are on the Sigiriya cave walls.
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
the view from the tip is amazing
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Porcelain-like, the wall is partially covered with verses scribbled by visitors to the rock, and it has verses dating back from the 8th century. Today writing on the mirror wall has been banned.
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Galle, Sri Lanka
Fishermen at sunset off the south coast of Sri Lanka.
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Cheena Kotuwa, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Sithuvili is a fantastic place to shop for traditional hand crafted Sri Lankan masks, among other goodies. Being that masks are one of the only things I collect on the road, it was a great place to explore. Part of the fun of finding Sithuvili is...
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Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Main worship hall of The Temple Of The Tooth Relic in Kandi, Sri Lanka.
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Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
One of the most famous temples in all of Sri Lanka is located in Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa). It was built in the 17th century and proudly boasts it is the home of Buddha’s tooth. The tooth is kept in a two-story inner...
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
This beautiful Buddha sits at a hilltop monastery in Kandy and you can see it from town. We hired a tuk-tuk to take us up the hill at sunset. He had just been freshly painted a bright white, however tradition calls that the eyes must be covered...
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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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Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
We hired a guide to take us around the Temple of the Tooth, among the most revered of temples for Buddhists as it houses one of the Buddha's own teeth. We felt mildly out of place among the worshippers, but we were there to learn and were...
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Old Courts Building, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Conveniently situated directly behind the famous Temple of the Tooth, and for only 500rps, the International Buddhist Museum is a must see. Unfortunately, there is no photography at the museum, but this allowed me to really absorb the material...
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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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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
The Temple of the Tooth is sacred because it houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Per ancient lore, whoever holds the relic holds the governance of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka: My Favorite Trip Yet: http://bit.ly/11i4x2x
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10 Church St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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The Dutch Fort in Galle offers a myriad of beautiful hotels including the historic and lovingly restored Amangalla. One of its many charms includes their high tea offering, which is a fantastic experience worth seeking out.