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Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
... into a pumpkin and retire for the night. The next day i took the local bus to the town of mihintale. It was a place I really wanted to see but is not on the usual tourist circuit so it was a bit of a bugger to get to. This is the village where Buddhism was brought to sri lanka from mahinda. It is home to sri lankas first monastery that still has monks living in caves at the location. I began my exploration of some ruins when I met a man named bashayke. He ...
... 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 ...
... each other from spot to spot to avoid burning our feet! The coveted award for 'our best rice and curry in Sri Lanka' was won this week by a tiny hotel (which, confusingly, means restaurant not hotel!) on an arid peninsula north of Colombo. Rice and curry is, as you have already guessed, rice with a selection of veggie curries. At our favourite spot rice and curry lunch was a sort of all you can eat warfare; a mental and physical endurance test for both your taste buds and ...
... we had heard that it was a part of Sri Lanka´s "cultural triangle". Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy are cultural heritage sites and former capitals of Sri Lanka. There are numerous Buddhist temples and sacred places (mainly rocks and tress) in these cities. The cultural triangle is visited not only by foreigners but also by local people who come to worship Buddha and pray for the health of all human beings. Especially on Poya days all Sri Lanka´s Buddhist temples ...
... quite an event. You get at least four dishes - the dish you actually ordered, plus a daal, plus two other vegetable dishes like a potato or lady fingers and chillies (who knew 'lady fingers' was a vegetable?!).It's also very hot! The the music here is English and there are plenty of Christmas songs. It's fab because there are Buddhists, Catholics and Muslims who all celebrate each other's festivals and respect each other's ways of life. It's a great start so far, can't wait for day ...
Other places to stay in Anuradhapura
Wasaladantha Mawatha , Anuradhapura | Hotelfrom $74
Wasasadantha Mawatha-Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura | Hotelfrom $83
New Town , Anuradhapura | 1 star hotelfrom $72
Puttalam Road, Pandulagama, Anuradhapura | 3 star hotelfrom $105
Old Town, Anuradhapura | 1 star hotelfrom $129
Galwala Road, Anuradhapura | 3 star hotelfrom $51