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Monkey and sunset, Ambasthale Dagoba  
   

Monkey and sunset, Ambasthale Dagoba

Exploring ancient Anuradhapura - First capital city of Sri Lanka

March 3rd 2019
The drive to Anuradhapura took three hours passing through countryside which was quite pretty, covered in palms and banana plants. and dotted with small brick houses with unpainted wooden window frames and multi paned windows. As well as agriculture there was a thriving terracotta industry as we passed many small factories producing clay roof tiles, cooking and garden pots. The roadside was also l ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » North Central Province » Anuradhapura

Sri Lankan Flag The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
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