Palm Garden Village Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalm Garden Village Hotel Anuradhapura
This is a must-experience hotel. The luxury of it comes from few rooms and humongous landscape! I did not stay here but the food was excellent. Pricey accommodation but well worth it!
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... starts with one step. I run the first part of the stairs - walk the rest and I'm at the top, in record time... Or before the rest of the group... Shoes are off (again) as there's more than a stupa to be seen and found up here. It's the buffett version of Buddhist worship... Standing in a courtyard of sand, palms and monkeys sits a small white stupa in the middle... then there are 3 options to chose from.. all involving additional climbing :) on the left of the summit courtyard, ...
... of King Devanmpiyatissa (3rd century BC) enshrining the right collarbone of the Buddha, His alms bowl and other relics.
Ruvanveli Dagoba built by King Dutugemunu who ruled the country in the 2nd century BC is a huge dagoba measuring 103 metres in height with a circumference of 287 metres.
Jetavana dagoba was built in the 3rd century AD by King Mahasena. It is an enormous
brick structure standing ...
... 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 ...
... and make them when I get home. We are eating vegetarian quite regularly because the food is so good and tasty, there isn't always a need to eat meat. I haven't been sick at all and I get fed a giant plate of fruit each morning, walk all day and no alcohol other than an occasional beer, so it may be the healthiest holiday I have ever had!
We bicycled everywhere to see all the sites and they were amazing tracks and lanes, often ...
... and giant frogs. It was a great day. I had planned on spending 2 hours going to a temple on the hill and after 5 hours with my new friend I still hadn't made it there. After a lesson on opening the mind and the minimalistic stance on life I started my climb to the temple which was run by the corrupt monks of a different sect of Buddhism. The contrast between the two was intense. The temple had a 5 dollar entrance fee, donation boxes every few feet, ...