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... on a rock, a giant, white statue of sitting Buddha. On the right side of the summit courtyard, a large Stupa and the third option, Aradhana Gala. Aradhana Gala is a steep rock with steel railings and small footsteps to help pilgrims (who aren't seasoned climbers) climb to the top. The views up here are rewarding and well worth the work. Now, back down the stairs, and to the hotel... And it has a pool. Cool water. Thank you! And then....... The time I thought it was safe to open my ...
... 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.
... but increds nonetheless. The next day, to save some pennies, I headed off to the cheap/free temples by foot, getting a lot of strange looks as I noticed I was the only tourist not only on foot, but at all! Arriving at Isumuniya I took my shoes off and went inside a very modest temple, where everyone was dressed in white. Sitting in the shade for a while, I was approached by a mother and her daughters, who said nothing, but her husband eagerly stood nearby ...
... and totally unspoilt that wander all around and out into the country. The bikes had no gears ( good) and no gel seats ( very bad by end of day!) it was hot, hard work but a fab way to see a lot in a day up close.
That evening, Parenthi, our tuk tuk driver took us to his family home where we made chicken curry with rice. This doesn't actually mean curry with rice, it means , many curries and at least one rice dish. We had a wander around ...
... to give tours and explanations of the area for a price, everything was a flash of wealth. Dont get me wrong it was stunning and represents a very important part of sri lankan history. Its just frustrating to see time and time again people who have nothing scrimp and save to put gold on a statue or a plate of rice in a shrine. Its irrational and illogical. I could go on for hours about my opinion and reasons for my distrust of organized religion but ...