Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

The following is a gallery of ruins in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Today this impressive locale is noted as a UNESCO Heritage Site and also one of the oldest inhabited areas on earth. King Pandukabhaya was said to have made some of the earliest layout plans including, suburbs, temples, chapels, reservoirs, markets and even cemeteries and execution centers.

Ruwanwelisaya: the all white stupa is very impressive, it stands 300 feet tall and has an extensive court year area. When I visited it was virtually empty besides the family pictured in all white.

Jetavanaramaya is a stupa, located in the ruins of Jetavana Monastery. This is the stupa with the copper like tone. At the time of its construction it was the third highest structure in the ancient world behind the pyramids of Egypt.

Anuradhapura is a hidden gem. The windy, bumpy, red dirt paths are easily traveled by bike. I was in awe of the size and scope of the ruins from the little that I photographed. Since there is such a lack of tourist activity, it was alot easier to picture life as it was 4,000 years ago in this hidden tropical forrest. Overall a great variety of dagobas, monastic buildings, and pokunas make this an excellent site to explore.

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The Coastline of Sri Lanka

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The following is a gallery highlighting the pristine coastline of Sri Lanka. Sandy beaches to rocky cliffs and everything in between, the shores of Sri Lanka are where the salty blue waters of the Indian Ocean give and take from … Continue reading

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Negombo, Sri Lanka

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One area of notice in the town small seaside town of Negombo is its old fishing industry. Fisherman live in small seaside shantys and use patched up nets to bring in some survival money. The plastic tarps in the gallery … Continue reading

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Kegalle, Sri Lanka

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Gallery of Sri Lankan elephants bathing in the Maha Oya River.

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Galle, Sri Lanka

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In 2004 you remember seeing the massive tsunami that ravaged much of the Sri Lankan coast. Fast forward to today and life has returned to some resemblance of normalcy. Galle (pronounced gawl in English and garr-le in Sinhala) is a … Continue reading

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Sigiriya

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A series of terraced gardens became realized when archaeologists began excavating the area on top of the rock fortress. Major Jonathan Forbes of the British army came across the area in 1831 on horseback, by then the summit had long … Continue reading