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Ussangoda National Park

It is believed that a meteorite landed on this site making the soil bright red. Nothing grows in this coastal area.
Kahandamodara, Sri Lanka

July 22nd 2013
Next stop - "Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara". Arriving here, we settled in for our next couple of days. During this time, we took a boat ride around Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary (sure are a lot of birds in this country), watch fishermen bring in their early morning catch, went for a bike ride along the country roads, visited Ussangoda National Park, happened upon a "Full Moon" Parade (part of a Buddh ... 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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