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Elephant in Sigiriya  
   

Elephant in Sigiriya

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

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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