Atamasthana are eight sacred places in Sri Lanka. They are connected with the Buddha’s visit to the island.
The eight places are: Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweli Dagaba, Thuparamaya Dagaba, Mirisawetiya Dagaba, Lankarama Dagaba, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Lova Maha Paya, and Jethavanaramaya Dagaba (today’s picture). They are situated in Anuradhapura.
Kandy is also known for the festival called “the Esala Perahera” or just “the Festival of the Tooth”.
It takes place annually in June or August.
It’s basically a large, colorful procession with the tooth of Buddha.
I’ve seen it and felt a bit sorry to all elephants…
Kandy is one of the biggest cities in sri Lanka.
It has many diverse tourist attractions, but the most famous is the Temple of the Tooth.
The Temple of the Tooth has a tooth relic of the Buddha and it’s a must-see place in Sri Lanka.
Horton Plains National Park is a lovely area with rich flora and fauna.
It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
When I think about Sri Lanka in general, the Horton Plains National Park somehow doesn’t fit to my image; of course it’s part of sri Lanka, but also something that you may not called as “Sri Lankan”. 😉
And, in the Horton, you’ll find a toilet with such a nice view; ok a bit cloudy… and yes, no glasses in this windows. 😉
Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka.
It’s the place, where tourists usually start their visit.
Colombo has many faces: a modern one, areas with colonial buildings, and Colombo is also a port city.