Nimnara Lake Sojourn
Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
... here just knowing they're the other side of the door! We are in a first floor apartment which is like a hut, 2 balconies no less! Many neighbours of the animal kind but no sign of human life near us as we are a little walk away from the main hotel. Bliss! A welcome dip in the pool and a leisurely evening has recharged the batteries for a full day of temples and religious monuments tomorrow. Yet another tasty meal for less than €8 this ...
... 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 ...
... travelling for one year. They just started their trip so they seemed to be perfectly fresh. What a jealousy! We have been on the road for 8 months already…time flies so fast :(
Sigiriya calls attention of many tourists because it is regarded as the 8th wonder of the ancient world. In 1982 UNESCO declared the Rock of Sigiriya World Heritage Site. Sometimes it is also called “Fortress in the Sky”.
Once we got off the bus we ...
... 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 ...
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