Sigiriya Rock Fortress – Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is often considered a 8th wonder of the world is a famous landmark in Sri Lanka.The rock was modified into a rock fortress by King Kashyappa an ancient ruler of the country.This is the place where you can see the magnificent wall frescoes of Sigiriya depicting beautiful female figures, which closely resembles the Ajanta frescoes in India.Now this place is one of the most traveled location in the country by the foreign tourists as well as almost all the locals.

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress as seen from a forest in the surrounding.

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A little girl walking towards Sigiriya Rock Fortress – World Heritage site in Sri Lanka

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Ancient painting of beautiful ladies with flowers in hands at sigiriya rock fortress caves – Unesco world heritage site in Sri Lanka

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Group of school children standing at the edge of top most part of Sigiriya Rock Fortress with the beautiful landscape in the background at dusk- a Unesco World Heritage site in Sri Lanka

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Galle Fort – Heritage Town

First built in 1588  by the Portuguese, Galle fort is an iconic landmark in Galle Town ,Sri Lanka.This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka.There are several churches, mosque, old English, Dutch houses ,tall lighthouse and rest of the other heritage monuments and building make this a famous tourist attraction place in southern part of Sri Lanka.

tourist walking in the streets of galle heritage site - sri lanka

a tourist walking in a street of galle heritage site

A mosque and the lighthouse inside the Galle fort

A mosque and the lighthouse inside the Galle fort

An entrance in the galle fort heritage site

An entrance in the galle fort heritage site – Sri Lanka

man riding a bicycle in galle heritage site

man riding a bicycle in galle heritage site

an old english style house balcony in galle fort - srilanka

an old english style house balcony in galle fort- srilanka

Kallady Bridge

once the longest and now the second longest bridge in Sri lanka – Kalladi Bridge is situated in Batticaloa district of eastern province of the country.It was built in 1924 and also known as ” Lady Manning bridge “.This is a famous landmark in Batticaloa.Usually lifetime of the bridges are around 50 years.But this bridge survives way longer than that and recognized by most people for the engineering invloved in building this up decades back when modern technology was not there.

Now a new Kalladi Bridge is being built up near to this old one and it will be opened to the public during early 2013.

kalladi Bridge of Batticaloa

Kalladi bridge in Batticaloa taken from Batticaloa lagoon during a twilight.

Kalladi Bridge iin Batticaloa

Kalladi Bridge in Batticaloa – Sri Lanka .One of the tourist attractions in Batticaloa

Aluthgama Kande Viharaya – Sri Lanka

Kande Viharaya in Aluthgama is one the Famous Holy Buddhist Temple in Sri Lanka.It hosts the tallest sitting Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, which is around 160 feet.Visited by many Buddhists in the country it is also a famous tourist attraction in the southern part of Sri lanka.

Tallest sitting buddha statue in sri lanka

This is the Tallest Sitting Buddha Statue in Sri Lanka.Situated inside the  Kande Vihara ‘ in Aluthgama – Sri Lanka.

Group of worshipers in kande vihara - a buddhist temple in sri lanka

Many Sinhala, Buddhist visit Kande vihara – Aluthgama everyday from all parts of Sri Lanka.The place is so famous that there is always a steep rise in the numbers foreign travelers to this temple.The visitors make offerings like fruit baskets and flowers to the God.The place is also famous for the drawings and statues depicting the stories related to Buddhism.

inside view of kande viharaya - Sri Lanka

Considered as one of the famous Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka ,The Kande Viaharaya shows spiritual vibrancy.Many people visit this Holy Buddhist Temple to worship the Lord Buddha and receive the inner satisfaction and peace in return.It is also, now one of the famous tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.