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Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa Photo 11

Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa

September 30th 2011
We got onto another bus, fighting our way through obnoxious droves of tuk-tuk-driver/tour guides/guest house operators, and arrived in Sigiriya, where there is a fortress/monastery built on a giant magma plug. (Magma plus happen when a volcano has eroded away, leaving only the hardened column of magma that filled its core.) We found the Flower Hotel, which was decent and had a very pretty yard (w ... read more
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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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