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... centre of a large monastic complex measuring 3.2 hectares in extent and is rated as the largest and tallest brick built monument in the world. The structure has been declared a World Heritage Site.
This Dagoba was built by King Valagam Bahu (1st century B.C.) and it is the Sri Lanka's second highest dagoba. It was at the Abhayagiri complex that the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka was first housed.
... baker' in the New Town (which really didn't look so new), and then headed to another temple called Maha Bodhi. This is the host of the oldest tree in the world. I wish I had known this when I went there... Walking up to the temple I was surrounded by maybe 60 monkeys all play fighting and grooming each other; it was really amazing to see. I hung around taking pictures for a while, until I stopped to photograph two baby monkeys and, what I can I can only ...
... even I almost gave up when walking around the stupa!
They did have mats layed out sporadically, so people kind of ran from one mat to another, letting their soles cool.
We desperately needed cool drinks so we stopped for Sprites and lentil patties, then biked around a gorgeous lake with stupas in the background, and towards the UNESCO site of the sacred city.
Touring it on bikes was the definite highlight- ...
... to monitor our pleasure with the meal (which we loved, as we told him several times).
The next morning, February 7 (Day 44), we took two of our guest house's bikes out for a day of touring the Anuradhapura's ruins. We biked around for about six hours, exploring each area of the ancient city in turn. Most of the buildings date from the 1st through 3rd centuries BC, although one very impressive monument is from the 3rd century AD. The ruins are remarkably ...
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That morning we had breakfast in our hotel even though we had to pay for it RS 350 per person. It was a solid breakfast. Surprisingly in most of the undeveloped countries it is cheaper to eat outside than to go to a supermarket and prepare something on your own. Of course, I am referring to local food, not western-looking restaurants. Thus, it was more advantageous for us to pay RS 700 for two breakfasts than to spend at least RS 1,000 ...