What Sri Lanka Got For Archaeology or History Traveller

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What Sri Lanka Got For Archaeology or History Traveller

These are few of the best if Sri lanka places to visit of you are into archaeology !

Deserted Ruins Of Anuradhapura

The oldest seat of Sinhalese Kingdom was Anuradhapura, which, though a holy city of Buddhist, has been deserted since the twelfth century and is one of the most remarkable ruins sites in the world. The Isurumuniya Rock Temple is a most extraordinary construction dating from about 300 B.C, though it has been restored and partly rebuild.



A Beautiful Relic House At Polonnaruwa

The ruins of Polonnaruwa, which was the royal residence from the eighth to the mid-thirteenth century, via in interest with those of Aruradhapura. Here is the Wata Dagaba, or Round relic House, a curious circular structure build on mound and 58 feet in diameter. It is approached by a flight o steps flanked by Dvarpals (doorkeepers with the nice-headed snake) with a beautifully-carved moonstone at the foot.

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The Colossal Buddha Of An Ancient City

Another feature of the deserted city of Polonnaruwa, which was at the height of its glory in the twelfth century, is the rock temple known as the gal Vihara, which has three colossal figures, all hewn out of the solid granite. The recumbent Buddha is no less than 46 feet long.

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Kandy’s Temple Of The Tooth

At Kandy, the former capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom, is the famous Temple of Dalada maligawa, or Temple of the sacred Tooth Of Buddha, founded in the fourteenth century and still one of the holy places of Buddhism. The octagonal tower contains the costly jewelled shrine of the holy tooth, which is over 1 and half long and 1 third inch thick.


Adam’s Peak

The most famous mountain in Srilanka, though not the highest is Adam’s Peak (7,352 feet), here seen from the tea plantation of maskeliya. At the top is Buddha’s footprint, 5 and 1 forth feet long, made as he left the island after proselytizing it.

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The Giant Bamboos Of Peradeniya

The most beautiful botanic gardens in Asia, perhaps in the world, are at Peradeniya, close to Kandy. Founded in 1821, they cover 150 acres and are great scientific value. The giant bamboo from Burma here attain an unprecedented height of 120 feet and a diameter of 1 foot.


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