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The Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Ancient Anuradhapura – Part Two

Previous Post: The Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Ancient Anuradhapura – Part One   Our tour of the Abhayagiri Monastery precinct done, we headed directly from one stupa to the other – from the Lankarama for the Thuparama. I will admit that … Continue reading

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The Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Ancient Anuradhapura – Part One

Previous Post: Up The Steps of Sri Lanka’s Mihintale This post is one of two on the ruins of ancient Anuradhapura, the capital of a Sinhalese kingdom which once controlled north-central Sri Lanka. Following my tuk-tuk driver’s itinerary, it will cover … Continue reading

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Up The Steps Of Sri Lanka’s Mihintale (Mahinda’s Hill)

Previous Post: Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Cave Temple – A Buddhist Treasure Trove Images enlarge with a click; blue text leads to more information with a click. About 13 kilometres east of Anuradhapura we find another significant stop in Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese “Cultural … Continue reading

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Before Machu Picchu Was – There Was Sri Lanka’s Sigiriya

Previous Post:  Dambulla’s Cave Temple – A Buddhist Treasure Trove Machu Picchu & Sigiriya: Some Parallels The emperor had a capital at Cusco but, having this desire for some place he could truly call his own, he ordered the building of a new … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Cave Temple – A Buddhist Treasure Trove

Almost at the very centre of the island of Sri Lanka – at the junction of the road between Colombo and Trincomalee and the one between Kandy and Anuradhapura – is the crossroads market town of Dambulla.  (Click here for … Continue reading

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Walking in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country & The Cultural Triangle

The duffel bag is packed and I’m ready to escape the colder-than-usual winter here in Toronto. Last night another eight centimetres of snow fell. The streets and sidewalks had just been cleared and dried from the last snowfall! This is … Continue reading

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