Stop also at the Kudawella “blowhole” on the edge of the ocean, a unique natural formation where pressure from the crashing surf forcefully shoots water out of a crevice in a seaside cliff.
Visit Mulgirigala, an ancient and historically very important monastery atop a rock that, like Sigiriya, rises nearly 700 feet (213 meters) above the surrounding forest. Here, a key archaeological discovery was made in the 19th century, when tea-leaf scripts found in a cave atop the rock proved to be a “Rosetta Stone,” enabling the translation of Sri Lanka’s oldest texts.
Visit Wewurukannala Buddhist Temple in Dikwella, whose 160-foot high seated Buddha statue dates to the late 18th century. Wewurukannala is a working temple with resident monks, some of whom you will be able to meet with and talk about their spiritual practice.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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