On the way to the Lion Mountain, there is a place where tourists can book elephant ride (2,000 rupees, about US$18 for an hour) or jeep service. This elephant is very smart as it can raise up its trunk while taking photos with tourists.
Sigiriya & Dambulla (Sri Lanka - part 2) March 1st 2010 14 February 2010 was the first day of the Lunar New Year in Vietnam. It was also a special day for me as I made a trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla. At 5am, I was standing in front of my guest house in Negombo and waiting for a car and driver to pick me up. I booked them the day before at a travel agent in the town and paid US$110 for the trip. There are other great cities in the Cultural Triangle, fo ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » Central Province » Dambulla 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
I am a Hanoi_girl who loves to travel. When working for a Japanese construction company in Hanoi, I had the chance to travel to 23 countries and to all the 63 provinces in Vietnam, including 24 trips to Huế city. Egypt, Mongolia and Nepal are my love, and other favorite countries are Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China (7 trips, 15 cities), New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Cambodia (3 trips), Brunei Darussalam, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Laos (3 trips), Malaysia (4 trips), Singapore and Thailand (9 trips). I have visited all the... full info