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Seven Day Road Trip—Anuradhapura Tantirimali and Yapahuwa and back to Kandy (Day Six and Seven)

Seven Day Road Trip—Anuradhapura Tantirimali and Yapahuwa  and back to Kandy (Day Six and Seven) We started early to visit Tantirimali a site north of Anaradhapura on the Jaffna road.  This is a vast site with only a few scattered ruins, but the surroundings are tranquil.  The afternoon was spent visting the sites  of Anaradhapura [...]

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Seven Day Road Trip—Polonnaruwa to Sigirya, Ritigala Forest Monastery and to Anuradhapura (Day Four and Five)

Seven Day Road Trip—Polonnaruwa to Sigirya, Ritigala Forest Monastery and to Anuradhapura (Day Four and Five) We toured the 1000 year old scattered ruins of Polonnaruwa, this former royal capital which includes an archaeological museum, royal palace, tanks, bathing pools and shrines which depict both Buddhist and Hindu influences.  The significant Sri Lankan [...]

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Seven Day Road Trip—Arugum Bay to Polonnaruwa (Day Three)

even Day Road Trip—Arugum Bay to Polonnaruwa (Day Three) Day three started out with a drive up the East Coast highway to Kalkudah Bay Beach/Passekudah Beach. We saw the reconstruction of the areas where the 2004 Tsunami had devastated.  The villages and road showed various states of repair. I understand each municipality participates in its [...]

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Seven Day Road Trip— Kandy to Arugam Bay (Day one and day two)

Seven Day Road Trip— Kandy to Arugam Bay (Day one and day two) Angela was surprised that I found her place on the Galaha Road up from the University of Peradeniya located just outside of Kandy. It is indeed a more remote area then what most travelers would find on their own.  But her instructions [...]

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