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Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
... explore the kitchen and butterfly gardens. Entertainment along the way with the naughty monkeys causing chaos on both the roofs and in the café. We giant squirrels for the first time also and they really are the size of cats, playing around like the naughty monkeys!
We get dropped off in the town, ill call it a town but its really a stretch of road that has a few shops on with a round about at the end, and wander back. Stopping off for a nose in the shops we buy sachets of ...
... Buddhism on that trip and I like quite a lot its philosophy. They proudly tell you Buddhism is not a religion and Buddha was a normal man who became enlightened, but all those practises of praying to the bodhi tree to achieve their wish look quite religious for me... Anyway it's quite amazing to be there with all those people.
After that visit, we went to the most famous part in Anuradhapura, the old city. Unluckily ...
... areas. Aesthetically it wasn't as nice as the day before and the ruins were probably too old and not as well maintained that they weren't as spectacular.
We have come to the conclusion that we cannot and will not enjoy everything we do so we’ve come to lower our expectations. We’ve especially learnt that the Lonely Planet guide books are often full of **** too.
Sri Lankan Tour Guides/Drivers
... its original place and the fortress became a monastery.
It is a 660 foot climb to the top! We were working hard to get to the top. After three weeks of being driven around in a vehicle, it was hard for us to walk and climb!!!! At the beginning, a guide came up and wanted us to hire him. We politely said no and started walking. At several strategic locations along the route were more guides. As we would walk towards a side area off of the main ...
The interior north central region of Sri Lanka is known as “The
Cultural Triangle” because it contains most of the major historical sites, including
the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the Buddhist cave art at
Dambulla, and mountaintop fortresses and temples at Sigiriya and Mihintale,
making up one of Asia’s biggest concentrations of archaeological sites.Anuradhapura was Sri Lanka’s capital for about ...
Other places to stay in Anuradhapura
Wasaladantha Mawatha , Anuradhapura | Hotelfrom $74
Wasaladantha Mawatha, Anuradhapura | Hotelfrom $83
New Town , Anuradhapura | 1 star hotelfrom $72
Puttalam Road, Pandulagama, Anuradhapura | 3 star hotelfrom $105
Old Puttalam Road, Old Town, Anuradhapura | 1 star hotelfrom $129
Galwala Road, Anuradhapura | 3 star hotelfrom $51