Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Cultural Triangle, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cultural Triangle

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... , himself a physician, appointed a physician to be in charge of every ten villages. The medieval period of Sri Lanka began with the fall of Anuradhapura- the invasion of Chola emperor Rajaraja I forced the then Sri Lankan ruler Mahinda V to flee to the ...

Here we go, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Here we go

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... territory. The ancient city awaits us, but our first stop is the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which is a big tourist attraction here in Sri Lanka and it's not far from Kegalle which we have to drive through anyway. We arrive just after 11am and can only ...

I'm With Stupa, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

I'm With Stupa

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... still going to try to avoid riding on the bus when school lets out during the rest of our time in Sri Lanka. We made it to Anuradhapura in five hours. Anuradhapura is the ancient capital of the Sinhalese (who form the majority ethnic group in Sri ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... a modern town again so that we could get a few things in order. Sun cream was obviously first on the list but finding a UK-Sri Lanka charger was getting quite desperate as well as the camera batteries were running dry! Didn't take too long to find and I ...

Anciet city of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anciet city of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - A bus from Kandy to Anuradhapura took about five hours but the ride went quick with great company! We were heading to see the Ancient cities of Anuradhapura but were unaware how big the actual city was!! We are dropped ...

Day on the train, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day on the train

A travel blog entry by kyley

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... pictures. We splurged ($10) for air conditioned first class tickets, and had spacious comfortable seats for the fairly bumpy ride to Anuradhapura. The view was stunning, and peacocks are native here! So you're looking over a field full of cows and brush, ...

Three Cups of Tea, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Three Cups of Tea

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... at Chelsea Garden, and enjoyed meeting him and having tea together. Next stage was a train journey from Colombo to Anuradhapura, one of Sri Lanka’s ancient cities. We bought 2nd class tickets, as advised. Just before the train was due to arrive, ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by nipitiri

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Võttis kõigest ühe päeva ja veel natuke actionit, et saada Colombo lennupilet. Aga nüüd oleme kohal. Lennuteed on Indias muidugi sama auklikud nagu maanteedki, aga sjuardessi küsimus lennukis "beer or nothing?" kõlas vähemalt paljulubavalt. ...

Mihintale et le Bouddhisme du Sri Lanka, Mihintale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mihintale et le Bouddhisme du Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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... dans le bus, par une belle ascension toute en marches... Nous atteindrons ainsi un premier dagoba, possiblement le plus vieux du Sri Lanka. En effet, Mihintale est un lieu hautement saint, car ce serait le lieu ou un certain Mahinda serait venu apporter ...

Ancient ruins in abundance at Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ancient ruins in abundance at Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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A visit into the cultural triangle meant that Polonnaruwa or Anuradhapura were on the cards. Polonnaruwa was more condensed, Anuradhapura more significant and less frequented by western tourists. Luckily given our tour logistics, we made it to both ...

The Ancient Cities (Cultural Triangle), Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Ancient Cities (Cultural Triangle)

A travel blog entry by salcat

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... brought from India by Princess Sangamitta who is the sister of Mahinda and it was Mahinda who introduced Buddha's teachings to Sri Lanka.  It is said to be the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world and has been tended uninterrupted by ...

Hoppers, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hoppers

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... a fiery room and will blog when I can. After taking our air con maxi bus from Negombo, we drove to Anuradhapura, the Buddhist Vatican of Sri Lanka, I guess is the best way to describe it. It was the capital of Sri Lanka from 380BC and was the birthplace ...

Ancient site, Buddha Bo tree., Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ancient site, Buddha Bo tree.

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Classic archeological site going back to BC ? Bo tree grafted from one in India sacred to Sidartha. Weather all the time in SL has been ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by kyley

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... huge rain storm. Dinner was at a buffet type place up the street- vegetarian curries, dhal, rice and sambol. The food in Sri Lanka is truly delicious :D  and so easy as a vegetarian! Unfortunately this was our only day in Anuradhapura! It would have ...

The ancient city of Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

The ancient city of Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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...  safely back to Thailand, the four of us jumped on a train to the North to cycle around the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura.  We didn't realise as we pedalled our bone-shaking ancient bikes out of the guest house that we were going ...

kylmaa ravintolaruokaa, mutta kivoja kauppoja, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

kylmaa ravintolaruokaa, mutta kivoja kauppoja

A travel blog entry by anssku

... liikuntaa varten. Taalla urheilukentilla voi samanaikaisesti laiduntaa lehmat, kun toisella laidalla lyodaan krikettia. Monet sanovat, etta Sri Lanka on kuin siistimpi versio Intiasta. On tassa maassa kuitenkin hyvin paljon muitakin eroja Intiaan ...

Sidetrip to Mihintale, Mihintale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sidetrip to Mihintale

A travel blog entry by hornuts

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timeless as a kiss, Mihintale, Sri Lanka travel blog

timeless as a kiss

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world. It has been tended to by a succession of guardians, uninterrupted for its lifetime in sri lanka. You can't get close to it, and there are a lot of pilgrims making offerings and praying. It is an ...

completing the cultural triangle (its a scalene), Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

completing the cultural triangle (its a scalene)

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... lunch at "a nice restaurant with no flies", according to Bandula, we continued the drive north the Anuradhapura, the site of the most extensive ruins in Sri Lanka, and the closest I'll get to Tamil Tiger territory.  After finding my lodging, I'd ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... the Ruwanweli Seya Dagoba, a 55m tall Buddhist dagoba - a very peacefull place full of people meditating. PT: Anuradhapura foi a 1a capital do Sri Lanka há mais de 2000 anos. As ruinas são bastante similares às de Polonnaruwa mas cobrem uma área ...

The cultural triangle, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

The cultural triangle

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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Anaradhapura This city dates back to 5 century. In its heyday there were tens of thousands people living here. To visit the other cities its cheaper to ge a 'Round Ticket'  at a cost of $61 but they thought I was from India and I got the ...

Ancient Sri Lankan Stuff!, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ancient Sri Lankan Stuff!

A travel blog entry by trent

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... - the 3rd tallest structure in the ancient world after the Pyramids (400ft).    Moonstones - The only remaining one in Sri Lanka.  These were entranceways that represented movement from the secular to sacred worlds by following the path of ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... sites, but don't worry, I'm only going to explain a few of them.   The Samadhi Buddha is supposedly Sri Lanka's finest Buddha statue, built in the 4th Century. Ruvanelisaya Dagoba is just like any other dagoba but ...

Back to Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back to Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by hornuts

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Feb 19, 2012, Mihintale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Feb 19, 2012

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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Buses, temples and a lot of climbing!!, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buses, temples and a lot of climbing!!

A travel blog entry by gos201

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... have for their religion. It really is impressive.   We biked on to Ruwanamweli Dagoba next - built following an ancient war in sri lanka, to show the leaders remorse for killing so many people. It is the oldest stupa in Sri Lanka and is 295ft tall ...

Pass this on!, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pass this on!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Dave (Rowe) Just thought, could you give Jane Noake the link to my blog please! Thanks x ...

Anuradhapura en vélo., Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura en vélo.

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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... a dû poursuivre mon Bus en klaxonnant pour qu’il s’arrête, mais finalement je l’ai eu ! direction Anuradhapura. Pendant le trajet, je redoute de retomber dans une ville pleine de touristes, avec des locaux tout sauf ...

Anuradhapura, l'ancienne capitale..., Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura, l'ancienne capitale...

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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... etait tres chouette, on passera des paysages plus arides de l'est a ceux bien plus vert de l'ouest! Anuradhapura est une des anciennes capitale du Sri Lanka, et surtout celle qui le resta le plus longtemps (Contrairement a Polonaruwa qui dura peu). Ce ...

Buddahed out, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buddahed out

A travel blog entry by pablito

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... three days, not to mention the five our tuktuk tour of many... many... rocks, basically. For centuries Anuraphadura was the capital of Sri Lanka, but now.... rocks, basically. Rocks in a way that Nora Jones never shall do. So, back to Buddah. Buddah, ...

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