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Sri Mara Bodhi - worlds holiest tree

The cultural triangle

January 24th 2006
So...after Kandy and basically off for a circular tour of the 'old bits' of the island, and my my it's a fascinating place. We started off on a small detour to a herb and spice garden. A bit of a tourist trap, but we had a fantastic talk from a professor of something or other, and then a 'free' massage. Wow - beat anything we had in India by a long shot - incredibly soothing - done by pressing ... 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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