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Climbing Sigiriya – A Prehistoric Volcanic Plug Where Lion Rocks

Sigiriya (Lion Rock) sits on an extinct volcano. The magma that spewed from inside the volcano built up on the rim of the volcano over the years. After it cooled, it plugged the volcano. Life around the rock began to exist and so did tourism millions of years later. History of Sigiriya ‘Hey look a …

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10 Things to do in Polonnaruwa, former capital of Ancient Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa has many names. It was one of the capitals of ancient Sri Lanka. Other names for it were Jananathamangalam and Thambapanni. Currently the city is hanging on to Polonnaruwa, which is easier to pronounce than Jananathamangalam. The Tamils from South India called it Polannaruvai and other different names. Getting to Polonnaruwa’s ancient city Polonnaruwa …

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These Cave Systems at Dumbulla Hosted Monks and has Temples Patronized by the Kandyan Kings

After two days at Anuradhapura, I booked ‘The Monkey Camp’ at Polonnaruwa. At Anuradhapura, I saw an ancient city, made friends and ate delicious food. The Dambulla cave temple is on the way to Polonnaruwa. I got off the bus at the Bentota Bake House. The receptionist was kind enough to keep my backpack at the …

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What to See and Do in Anuradhapura, an Inhabited and a Sacred Ancient City

Anuradhapura consists of a modern city and the ruins of the ancient city, one of the oldest site in Sri Lanka. We can compare the restoration and maintenance level at this UNESCO World Heritage Site with that of the ancient city of Hampi. After a two day visit to Jaffna I traveled to Anuradhapura to …

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