Monuments Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – The Golden Temple of Dambulla

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is Sri Lanka’s most popular historic site. The Cave monastery, home to Buddhist monks is covered with exquisite 2,000 year-old murals depicting the life and times of the Lord Buddha. The shrines also house a collection of 157 statues of Buddha in various sizes and poses, including a 15 metre …

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Sri Lanka – Sigiriya Fort

Our first destination of this international trip was the Sigiriya Fort which is located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Sigiriya (meaning Lion Rock in Sinhalese), an ancient rock fortress, is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site. The name refers to a site of historical …

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Sri Lanka – The Departure

The D- Day finally dawned! The flight time was 3 am the following morning, the excitement of course started a day in advance. Frequent con-calls flew between us to discuss how many sets of clothing we’d need, the type, as Mr. G the beach boy mentioned that entry to casino was subject to a dress …

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Sri Lanka – The planning

My passport done, I wondered what next? Keeping in mind the strange look given by the passport officer at the Stage 2 during renewal, I promised myself that I would have the stamping’s of at least 10 different countries before my next renewal! 2,190 total views, 1 views today Tweet

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Passport renewal!

It’s all started over a casual conversation with a friend about how to renew one’s passport. Whatever he said about the process sounded strange to me as I recollected the difficulties I faced to get one way-back in 2007. Unable to believe, I checked online for the new procedures as my passport was also due …

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