Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura is a Unesco World Heritage site because of the ruins of the old city and Buddhist monuments.
We decided the best way to see it would be on bicycle, so we rented three bikes from the hotel and took off with a very kind guide to see the sites!
Biking around town was easy and thankfully created a bit of a breeze because by 1030 it was already so hot!
That's one thing about Sri Lanka- we are melting!
... 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. ...
... and there is little reason to venture outside its walls. There are obvious downsides to this, in that you don't get out and experience the city and its modern culture very much (the modern city is primarily a thing you bike through to get to the ancient city), but it's also so nice to have an oasis in the midst of a destination that doesn't quite know what to do with tourists yet. And hey, even if you can't find Coca Light, there is plenty of delicious Lion beer to go ...
... to another temple named “Mirisawetiya”. According to the legend King Dutugamunu built this stupa after defeating King Elara. After placing the Buddha relics in the sceptre, he had gone to Tisawewa for a bath leaving the sceptre. After the bath he returned to the place where the sceptre was placed, and it is said that it could not be moved. The stupa was built in the place where the sceptre used to stand.
We intended to enter the sacred city ...
... Trincomalee. The worker told me the bus from Ana to Trinco had broken down and therefore I had to take the bus from Colombo to Trinco. I called the guest house I wanted to stay at and there was no answer. I was just going to risk it. It if the off season. The probability they wouldn’t have rooms was very low.
While waiting, I sat drinking a cup of tea watching birds flitter from branch to branch. There was a white bird that was incredible ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking