Galway Miridiya Lodge
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... was destroyed by the jungle over the centuries, and now it's only ruins, but still you can imagine how big and powerful was at its glorious times. The big monastery with over 5000 monks was the centre of the education, health and almost everything.
Finally, in the afternoon, we went to the Minneriya National Park (not sure it really was though), we got on a jeep trying to find wild elephants, and sure we did.
... a pair of shorts and a Pepsi Max, STAT! The group was well and truly... stupafied.. So from a distance, in the air conditioned comfort of the bus we viewed: 4. Thumparmaya Stupa; 5. Jetavanaramaya Stupa (biggest stupa in Sri Lanka); and 6. Lankaramaya Stupa. A short drive away... 7. Samadhi Buddha Statue - Sitting stone Buddha. 8. Kuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds) - originally built for Buddhist monks to take their daily baths in... The water quality might not be suitable for bathing today.. ...
... accommodation places had free driver accommodation for him, so we said that's fine lets do that. He took us to a couple of spots and they were really overpriced for what they were. They were ok, but we wanted something cheaper to fit in our budget.
We got on agoda on our phones and found the first place, Kashyapa Kingdom View Home. We asked if they had driver accommodation (at this stage we thought it was free for the driver...), they ...
... high, and the hope of these elephants being reintegrated back into the wild a non-starter. On the other hand what is the alternative? They roam and are poached? Many locals are working in the orphanage caring for the elephants and the town depends on the tourism. It's a toughie. The baby elephants seemed really happy full of beans playing together, one older 3-legged elephant looked the worse for wear - now in his 70s. They homed him when ...
... br> years from 380 B.C. onwards, and became an important religious center as well
when Sri Lanka adopted Buddhism. It is a huge sprawling complex of archaeological
and architectural wonders included enormous dagobas, brick towers, ancient
pools, and crumbling temples. Our bus took us to numerous sites spread through
a large area. I didn’t write down the name or significance of each dagoba and
temple, so I can’t get very specific ...