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Nuwara Eliya – Sri Lanka
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Lake Gregory ā€“ Lake Gregory was created in the heart of the town by British governor Sir William Gregory in 1873 making it one of the many historical ...

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Horton Plains
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Perched at 2000 metres above sea level, sits the strikingly beautiful rolling meadows of Horton Plains National Park. A plateau swathed in mist with a ...

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Lankatilaka – Sri Lanka
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One of the most evocative structures in Polonnaruwa, the Lankatilaka temple was built by Parakramabahu I and later restored by Vijayabahu IV. This massive ...

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Gal Vihara (Rock Temple) – Sri Lanka
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This is a group of beautiful Buddha images that probably marks the high point of Sinhalese rock carving. They are part of Parakramabahu Iā€™s northern ...

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Kuttam Pokuna – Sri Lanka
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Monks from nearby Kaparamula residence hall likely used these swimming-pool-like ponds. Water entered the larger pond through the mouth of a makara (a ...

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Thuparama Dagoba – Sri Lanka
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In a beautiful woodland setting north of the Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba, the Thuparama Dagoba is the oldest dagoba in Sri Lanka ā€“ indeed, probably the oldest ...

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Isurumuniya Vihara – Sri Lanka
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This charming rock temple, dating from the reign of Devanampiya Tissa (r 307ā€“267 BC), is set around a lovely lotus pond, the corner of which is carved ...

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Sri Maha Bodhi – Sri Lanka
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The sacred bodhi tree is central to Anuradhapura in both a spiritual and physical sense. It was grown from a cutting brought from Bodhgaya in India and is ...

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Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba – Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
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This magnificent white dagoba is guarded by a wall with a frieze of 344 elephants standing shoulder to shoulder. Apart from a few beside the western ...

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Abhayagiri Dagoba, Anuradhapura
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Dating back to the 1st century BC, this colossal dagoba was the ceremonial focus of the 5000-strong Abhayagiri Monastery. Originally over 100m high, it ...

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