Tissawewa Resthouse

Old Town, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka | 1 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura


A travel blog entry by deetour on May 22, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

... charger was so hot I couldn't touch it so I have decided not to become the first blog martyr , ending in a fiery room and will blog when I can.

After taking our air con maxi bus from Negombo, we drove to Anuradhapura, the Buddhist Vatican of Sri Lanka, I guess is the best way to describe it. It was the capital of Sri Lanka from 380BC and was the birthplace of established Buddhism from about 200BC. The place is an archaeologists dream ...

Timeless as a kiss

A travel blog entry by ecour0404 on Mar 28, 2014

1 comment, 13 photos

... I saw old ruined monk caves that had tenants 30 years ago, ruins let alone by people so that nature was claiming it back, I went to the oldest monastery where we mediated on a rock overlooking a pond under the guidance of a true minimalist monk living in the caves. I was able to see how they lived and got an introduction to walking meditation which I found much easier than the sitting kind. We saw turtles, snakes, eagles, kingfishers, horn bills, ...

I'm With Stupa

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers on Feb 06, 2014

27 photos

... international airport). The country has a ways to go, but there's so much promise here, and it should be a prime vacation destination in the coming years.

We spent the night in Negombo, a beach city right by the airport. I went running along the beach the next morning, but otherwise we didn't get to spend any meaningful time there. It was really just a stopover point for us (we'll go to a prettier Sri Lankan beach later), and we caught a morning bus to our ...

Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jan 15, 2014

60 photos

... for Buddha a stand with lotus flowers or candles located near any temple seems to be a very profitable business.

Poya or Poya Day is the name given to a Buddhist public holiday in Sri Lanka which occurs every full moon day. It is because several events occurred around Prince Siddhartha (Gauthama Siddhartha / Lord Buddha) fall on full moons. The Full moon is important to Buddhists all around the world, who has adopted the Lunar Calendar for their ...

Completing the Cultural Triangle

A travel blog entry by swanning_around on Oct 17, 2013

42 photos

... temple visited so far as it concentrates on punishment of sinners. It comprises a series of monastic caves set in a sheer rock face, and the first cave houses a 10 metre reclining Buddha with superb wall and ceiling paintings of lotus flowers. After that it is downhill rapidly, all the way to hell, with the next cave containing quite modern looking cartoon murals of devils meting out inventive punishments to sinners in the afterlife. It is not for the faint-hearted and I am ...

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This 1 star hotel, located on Old Town, Anuradhapura, is near Isurumuniya Rock Temple, Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), and Coral Sanctuary.
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