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Kakudiya Pokuna temple complex in Mihintale. Sri Lanka

KakudiyaPokuna temple complex in Mihintale was built for the monks Dhammaruchika sect by King Kasyapa IV (ad 898 – 914). There is a pond, about 200ft in length and the width is 70ft. 16 more words


Snippets from Sri Lanka Trip

Dress Code Like No Other

The religious places all over the world have their dress codes and I don’t care enough about religions to complain about them. 1,978 more words


Some off-season beach time and a really really old tree - Uppuveli and Anuradhapura

Our first stint of beach time, though nice, had not been as relaxing as we’d hoped so we set aside a couple of days to spend on the east coast beaches. 1,286 more words


Serendepity in Anuradhapura

Serendip was the ancient name of the island of Sri Lanka, and yes, this is where the word serendipity comes from. Serendipity, or a happy accident, is exactly what we found at the ancient city of Anuradhapura. 482 more words


The Highlights and Lowlights of My Trip to Sri Lanka

I have returned from three weeks traveling around the emerald island of Sri Lanka. Oh, how was my trip? It was great! You want to hear all about it? 2,041 more words

Street Photography


Abhayagiri Vihara was a major monastery site of Mahayana, Theravada and Vajrayana Buddhism that was situated in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.



The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa, a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world.