Nimnara Lake Sojourn
Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
... special the way I am. Soon getting templed out I scope out the minuscule ruins of the 12th century palace and visit a temple museum before making my final stop at the infamous world's oldest Bodhi Tree. It has been continuously tended to for over 2000 years tediously by the temple monks.
Cycling for 7 hours the prior day I decide to take it easy ...
... pictures of the actual paintings on the rock but not the replica in the museum!! However of course downstairs where the little man was you could take pics for a tip I am sure! Anyway it was an interesting place where they have modeled and made 3d versions of what the palace would have been like. Stopping on the way back at a little shop we find cold drinks and an icecream as we didn’t want to be ripped off by the man at the bottom.
Back to the hotel and Laura heads ...
... place you need to pay (tourists only – as its still a current place of prayer) and then security made me rent a sorong to wear (which our guide told us was not required and it was a money making scam as I am male (not being sexist)).
The tree is surrounded by a large concrete courtyard and you basically can’t see the first 4m of the tree. The rest just looks like an ordinary tree… It is of great religious significance ...
... Lagers and later had a communal dinner with other guests commencing with a nice soup followed by bbq 1/2 lobster, fish, prawns, rice, garlic beans, side salad and then chocolate crepes ... Don't know what it cost us but hey it tasted good! This morning we leave for the cultural triangle and the ancient city of Anuradhapura. Stopped on the way up and had roti with curried potato and onion and a ...
... and towelled down by our masseuses. Just when we thought the fun was over we were given herbal tea outside. Lovely after a beating just what I needed a cuppa. Well imagine you ask a 3 year old child to make you a cup of tea. Hmm. Ok if the child in question was a girl you're getting a delicious imaginary cup of tea yummy. If you imagined a little boy you'd imagine he pops out to the back garden digs up some muck mixes it with some tepid water and makes you drink it. Well ...
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Old Puttalam Road, Old Town, Anuradhapura | 1 star hotelfrom $129
Galwala Road, Anuradhapura | 3 star hotelfrom $51