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We hired a car to take us inland to the hill-town, Kandy. On the way we stopped at "The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage". This elephant attraction is run by the state and as such, the elephant's quality of life is the priority. These elephants are not caged nor are tourists allowed to ride them. They roam free and are herded to a river twice a day to play in the water. It is the migration of these 100 (or so) elephants through ...
... quite famous for.
Now we have to say, that we were all prepared to miss this off our itinerary as we thought we would not have time to see everything and thought we would leave off the least interesting!
As we had the time however, we went along and climbed the steep hill in the afternoon heat to see what we would have missed.
We were all really pleasantly surprised as the caves were ...
... how the ceremony was to proceed, we just assumed that the showing of the caskets would be done here. I was too busy looking at the shrine door to realize that there was no one else around. Kim got me turn around. Everyone had gone upstairs. We followed them and got into the line for the viewing. The viewing door shut and the line came to a halt. We waited for about a half hour, but we had to get back to the B&B for dinner. I assume the line started moving a few minutes after we ...
... it. All of the caves were covered with extensive mural paintings from the 18th century.
We checked out the terrible Dambulla Museum, included in the ticket price and adjacent to the caves complex, but spent only 10 minutes there, most of it spent marveling at the huge wall map that included an intact Czechoslovakia and nebulous (but clearly incorrect) borders between former Yugoslav and Soviet countries. Having seen what there is to see ...
... with the room where Buddha´s Tooth Relic is kept they also open the library which has a form of octagon and Pallemalle Viharaya.
We decided to attend the ceremony at 18.30.
Our experienced guide also helped us to understand some other Buddhist rituals:
- People who profess Buddhism leave flowers inside of Buddhist temples. They usually bring lotus flowers or water lilies. When Siddhartha was a little boy he made seven steps to the North on ...