Elephant Orphanage Was Started In 1975 By The Department Of Wildlife On A Twenty Five Acre Coconut Property On The Maha Oya River At Rambukkana. The Orphanage Was Primarily Designed To Afford Care And Protection To The Many Baby Elephants Found In The Jungle Without Their Mothers. In Most Of These Cases The Mother Had Either Died Or Been Killed. In Some Instances The Baby Had Fallen Into A Pit And In Others The Mother Had Fallen In And Died. Initially This Orphanage Was At The Wilpattu National Park, Then Shifted To The Tourist Complex At Bentota And Then To The Dehiwala Zoo.
Royal Botanical Garden The Finest Of Its Kind In Asia, The Largest Of The Botanical Gardens Of Sri Lanka, Couldn't Be Better Located. Sri Lanka’s Botanic Gardens Have A Long And Proud History, Punctuated By Colonialism, And Industrial Change. Throughout This Period The Gardens Have Continued To Flourish, And The Plant Collections And Herbarium Grown. Within The Context Of The 21st Century, The Gardens Represent A Significant National Asset For Sri Lanka.
Kandy Temple of The Tooth Sri Dalada Maligawa Or The Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic Is A Buddhist Temple In The City Of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It Is Located In The Royal Palace Complex Which Houses The Relic Of The Tooth Of Buddha. Since Ancient Times, The Relic Has Played An Important Role In Local Politics Because It Is Believed That Whoever Holds The Relic Holds The Governance Of The Country. Kandy Was The Last Capital Of The Sri Lankan Kings And Is A UNESCO World Heritage Site Partly Due To The Temple.
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka Is Home To More Than 100 Waterfalls And Rivers Which At The End Of The Day ... Most People Find It Easy To Visit This Waterfall On The Way To Nuwara Eliya.Waterfall Is Situated At Between And Border Of Nuwaraeliya And Badulla Districts. There Is A Valley At Nuwaraeliya District And Water Comes To Falls.
Sigiriya Lion Rock Located In The North-Central Province Of Sri Lanka, Sigiriya-A City, Palace And Garden Complex Centering A 200 Metre High Rock-Is Unofficially Known As The 8th Wonder Of The World. Literally, The Word Sigiriya Means The Lion Rock. Sigiriya Is Sri Lanka’s Most Recognizable Landmark And Has Been Declared As A World Heritage Site. Climbing Up The Rock You Will See The Mirror Wall, A Highly Polished Rock Surface That Has Weathered The Times To Shine And Reflect Even Today. In A Sheltered Pocket Are The Famous Frescoes Of Beautiful Maidens, Which Appear To Rise Out Of The Clouds. A Climb To The Top Is Rewarded By A Panoramic View Of The Surrounding Countryside.
Dambulla Cave Temple Dambulla Is An Ancient City With A History Of Early Inhabitants Reaching As Far Back As 7th To 3rd Century BC. The Place Is Made Famous By The Largest And Best Preserved Cave Temple Complex, Which Contain Statues And Paintings, Along With Having The Largest Rose Quartz Mountain In South Asia Which Dates Back To The 1st Century BCE. The Complex Has Five (5) Caves Under A Vast Overhanging Rock And The Ceilings Are Painted With Intricate Patterns Of Religious Images Following The Contours Of The Rock. There Are Images Of The Lord Buddha And Bodhisattvas, As Well As Various Hindu Gods And Goddesses. Spend Time At The Monastery Which Is Still Functional And Receives Visitors Daily And Learn A Little Bit More About Sri Lanka's Wonderful History.
Polonnaruwa Kings Ruled The Central Plains Of Sri Lanka From Polonnaruwa 800 Years Ago, When It Was A Thriving Commercial And Religious Centre. From Here, Free-Marketers Haggled For Rare Goods And The Pious Prayed At Any One Of Its Numerous Temples. The Glories Of That Age Can Be Found In Archaeological Treasures Which Give A Pretty Good Idea Of How The City Looked In Its Heyday. You'll find the Archaeological Park a Delight to Explore, With Hundreds of Ancient Structures – Tombs and Temples, Statues and Stupas – In a Compact Core. The Quadrangle Alone Is Worth The Trip.
Anuradhapura Anuradhapura In The Northern Center Of Sri Lanka Is Where A Sapling Of The Bhodi Tree Of The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi In India, Under Which Lord Buddha Attained Enlightenment, Was Planted. The Sri Maha Bodhiya Is The Oldest Documented Tree That Is Still Living. The City Also Has Palaces, Monasteries And Monuments (All In Ruins) That Are Fascinating To Visit.
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