Miniature Water Garden, Polonnaruwa: an elaborate network of water pavilions, pools, courtyards and water courses, laid out in the last quarter of the 5th century, then expanded during the post-Kasyapa Period (10th-13th century). It isn't so "miniature", to be honest!
Sri Jinaratana Bhikku Abhyasa Vidyalana, a relatively unknown Hindu temple near the more popular Gangaramaya Temple. 100 rupee entrance fee, an overzealous guide and a free "protection guide" given to me made this visit memorable. My tuktuk driver told me it was his first time there.
Rooming in, Ruvanveli Mahaseya. 200 rupees to see the holy Bodhi Tree. Devotees gathered around and sang songs and recited hymns for this Bodhi Tree. it actually felt weird that people were singing to a tree - very Avatarish! Maybe James Cameron got his idea from here!
Overgrown baby at the Ruvaneli Mahaseya (Sri Lanka's most venerated stupa) in Anuradhapura.
Part 1 of Sri Lanka - Visions of an Exotic Isle - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2010/04/sri-lanka-visions-from-exotic-isle-part.html
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