Kassapa Lions Rock
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It was an early start after a late night but we had a long drive north and this allowed everyone to get some sleep on the bus. Highlights included a 5km bike ride, a hike, a boat ride on a 1000 year old reservoir and lunch at a local village. The food was traditional and yummy and we ate our meal off of banana leaves. Late in the afternoon we …
... and therefore vertigo. I dread to think what it must have been like to get up to the palace on a regular basis, maybe the difficulty was what prompted its demise! By the time we came down at about 9am, the staircases were pretty packed with tourists and locals alike, which for me at least, made for both a claustrophobic yet vertiginous descent.
Rest of the day spent slacking in the pool - ...
... the elements by overhanging rock.
On ground level there is a series of water gardens set out in a long, rectangular fashion which reminded me of the gardens at the Palace of Versailles, despite being a thousand years older than them. There is relatively little evidence of the Buddhist monks that inhabited the place for 900 years after the reign of the single king, apart from the odd cave.
... s - big and small, standing, sitting, reclining, meditating - dimly lit and extremely atmospheric. Not to be missed.
Day 2 - mainly at leisure - Alan following peacocks round the gardens to get a good photo and a quick visit to Dambulla town.
Day 3: Polonnaruwa: The great ruined city of Polonnaruwa is an impressive and extensive archeological site. We planned to go/return by buses and were a little ...
... to the attention of antiquarians and, later, archaeologists. Archaeological work at Sigiriya began on a small scale in the 1890s. H.C.P. Bell was the first archaeologist to conduct extensive research on Sigiriya. The Cultural Triangle Project, launched by the Government of Sri Lanka, focused its attention on Sigiriya in 1982. Archaeological work began on the entire city for the first time under this project.