Sri Lanka

Posted By on April 18, 2012

This is where the biblical King Solomon carried the ivory and gems. Now Halle is known perfectly preserved ancient fort Galle, which was built in the 17th century Dutch. Kandy – the ancient city was the capital of the Sri Lankan kingdom, he now ranks among the world heritage by UNESCO. It is unique Buddhist temple Dalada Maligawa, where the monks keep the sacred tooth of Buddha. It is also very interesting to see the center for the arts and crafts, a museum of precious stones and a workshop for the cutting of stones, visit the colorful local bazaar.

Sigiriya – is a picturesque rock in the middle of the island, which is not far from Kandy and is considered one of the main attractions of Sri Lanka. It is called "Fortress in the Sky" and "The lion's rock. " In the V century on this hill was built the palace-fortress of Sigiriya. Its ruins today and a staircase guarded by stone paws of the remaining sculptures from the terrible lion. Getting to the summit through the ditches and ramparts will be able to see the "Mirror Wall", a huge stone throne, the ancient body of water and an old gallery.

Previously, its walls adorned with murals depicting the 500 half-naked beauties, now preserved only some of them. Dambulla – In this town, not far from Kandy, situated active Buddhist temple cave. It was built in the 1st century BC and consists of 5 caves. The temple is protected by UNESCO, because it is the largest collection of gold-plated statues of Buddha.

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