Nimnara Lake Sojourn
Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
... a pair of shorts and a Pepsi Max, STAT! The group was well and truly... stupafied.. So from a distance, in the air conditioned comfort of the bus we viewed: 4. Thumparmaya Stupa; 5. Jetavanaramaya Stupa (biggest stupa in Sri Lanka); and 6. Lankaramaya Stupa. A short drive away... 7. Samadhi Buddha Statue - Sitting stone Buddha. 8. Kuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds) - originally built for Buddhist monks to take their daily baths in... The water quality might not be suitable for bathing today.. ...
... 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 ...
... right along the way wanted to help me, and again I managed to leap on the only air conditioned bus that would leave that hour just as it was pulling out of the bus station. Some things never change eh, late as always (as I'm sure any River Island employee can confirm). Four hours, six iPod albums, and one litre of water later, I arrived in Anuradhapura, with half an hour to spare before the sun set. I got a tuk tuk a mile down the road, and it transpired that ...
... very respectful.
i also have a much clearer picture now of the 30 year civil war and the Tamil Tiger's reputation as terrorists ( which they were). It wasn't supported by all Tamils and yet it was supported by sections of all religious communities, so a complicated civil war.
We drove through some of the civil war area and houses are just abandoned and overgrown. There are electric fences to stop the elephants from stomping ...
... to me. At one point he was in tears talking about how his faith in his faith was faltering for the first time. He confessed that he had been bottling up these feelings for years because he can't voice them without it being reported to the authorities and higher monks. I asked him why he felt he could trust me and he said it was that my eyes smile when I smile. Sri lanka has been testing my emotional limits these last few days. He then took me around ...
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