Nimnara Lake Sojourn
Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
... very sacred by the Buddhists and is home to the largest dagobas in Sri Lanka. A dagoba is a dome enshrining sacred relics or the bodily remains of the Buddha, or articles used by Him like the alms bowl and other objects of veneration. It is built in different sizes on a pedestal with a spire on top crowned with a pinnacle. The earliest dagobas had a stone umbrella on top of the dome in place of the spire.
Sri Maha Bodhi Tree:
The right branch ...
... for the great year they've had; I later worriedly asked if the boys were ACTUALLY being offered, and would they be ok, and my host laughed and told me yes, of course they would be fine. Arriving at my bnb I was greeted by Sunil, the guy I had spoken to earlier on the phone, who almost immediately asked if I wanted dinner. I like this guy. His wife cooked the most INSANE curry, including radishes, potatoes and loads of little poppadoms; FAR too much food for ...
... stop was Isurumuniya temple, which was carved into the rock in the 3rd century BC, and it holds really well preserved carvings from the time.
It was a holiday, so many people were there dressed in white, doing there pilgrimage and also touring the site which was cool to see!
Beside the original rock cave temple there was another newer temple, housing a HUGE reclining Buddha, many smaller Buddha statues, and had great ...
... hostel, eventually, with yet another driver claiming to know the way, rested then decided to try and find somewhere to eat. Several times highly recommended 'Casserole', a Chinese, Thai and Western restaurant, yeah right! Only Chinese apparently. I managed a stir fry, S a glass of orange juice so we returned to the hostel... Yup... With another tour of Northern Sri Lanka. Blood boiling, now I'm exhausted at every journey being such hard work. I'm sure this ...
... 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 ...
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