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SRI LANKA


Location - Indian Subcontinent; Capital - Colombo; Population - 20 million; Currency - Sri Lanka Rupee

I returned to Jakarta from Bali and flew back to London via Sri Lanka, in February 2000.

 

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sri1Parakrama Samudra lake at Polonnaruwa

 

 

sri2The 12th century Hatadage, which was said to house the ancient tooth relic centuries ago, Polonnoruwa

 

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sri3Workers at the ruins, Polonnoruwa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri4Reclining Buddha at Gal Vihara, Polonnoruwa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri5The lion rock fortress of 5th century Sigiriya

 

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sri6The lion paws sit either side of the steps at Sigiriya

 

 

sri7Take the steps to the top of the rock, Sigiriya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri9The elephant orphanage, Kegalle, a train ride from Kandy

 

 

sri10Elephant orphanage, Kegalle

 

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sri11The elephants are taken on a short walk from the orphanage to a river for bathing, Kegalle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri12Scrubbing the elephants, Kegalle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri13It's an enjoyable day and draws huge crowds of tourists, Kegalle

 

 

sri15View of Kandy and it's lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri17There's a chance to see traditional music & dance, and of course, some firewalking, Kandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri18The local market at Kandy

 

 

sri20Natha Devala temple, Kandy. The huge Bodhi tree is said to have grown from the one under which Siddhartha Gautama, the Supreme Buddha, attained enlightenment

 

 

sri19The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy is apparently where a tooth of the Buddha is kept

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri21Lawyers' advertising boards, Kandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri22Colombo city centre

 

 

sri24Slave Island area of Colombo

 

 

sri25On top of the city walls of the colonial town of Galle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri26The lighthouse and old town of Galle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri27Galle's old town

 

 

sri28Galle old town and the Indian Ocean

 

 

sri29Hikkaduwa beach on the south coast of Sri Lanka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sri30Fishing at sunset, Hikkaduwa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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