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This 4th Century AD statue of the Buddha in meditative pose is a world famous Buddha statue and acknowledged as a masterpiece.
It is a picturesque rock temple built in the 3rd century BC. The beautiful stone sculptures seen at the temple are considered the most beautiful works of art in Anuradhapura.
Thirteen kilometers from Anuradhapura is the sacred mountain of Mihintale, the site of ...
... The guesthouse was undergoing a pretty big renovation and only had 1 room available. The down stairs area was the owners living quarters and it was basically a habitable renovation living quarters and the only complete part of the house was our room (thankfully).
The owners are around the same age as us, both teachers and have invested their money into the house in the hope of running a successful guesthouse. They cooked us dinner the ...
... to inviting me along for free to join him on his evening tour of the temples (which included a revisit to Maha Bodhi - aka oldest tree in the world). I spent a hilarious evening with Roland and his two Sri Lankan drivers, eating good food, drinking average beer, and playing cards. If I hadn't have been told of the train strikes, which would heavily effect my journey back to Negombo to meet Paul the next morning, I would've called it a flawless day. But more about that ...
... to see the giant Jac fruit trees etc and the neighbours all came out to check out the tourists. He was so proud of having us in his home, it was very humbling. We got the traditional betel leaf welcome and we met his wife, mother in law and 3 children. For sweets we had curd and wild honey, a luxury.
We got back to the hotel about 10.30pm (every day is a 12 - 16 hour day) and had to be up at 6am to catch the local bus to Dambulla.
... it for another time and place. I climbed the "meditation rock" which was a challenge as you have to do it barefoot (its scorching million degrees of hot rock) in a skirt with small notches for your feet. But as expected the view was stunning, I was alone minus a pesky monkey who stole my samosa! My last few days in sri lanka have been nothing like I expected, in a good way. The reality that this adventure is coming to an end is setting in with an uneasy comfort. ...