Sri Lanka

25 February 2015

SIG: Travel

Sri Lanka

 

Aline Hopkins LRPS

 

Seventeen intrepid travel group members met up in Habarana, in the ‘Cultural Triangle’ at the start of our adventure in Sri Lanka. Five of us had arrived the day before, and got an early look at the island’s Buddhist culture at Dambulla’s cave temples, where we were able to wander barefoot from cave to cave filled with golden and reclining statues of the Buddha.

 

Sri Lankans embrace several faiths and during our tour we were to see numerous ornate and colourful temples, as well as mosques, churches and stupas. In Kandy we visited the Temple of the Tooth Relic, and at Gal Vihare we were able to see huge, impressive statues of the Buddha. The more intrepid among us scaled the Rock Fortress at Sigiriya, and hiked across Horton Plains to see the view from World’s End ...

 


 

This article is an extract from an article first published on Page 7 in Travel Log Issue 61. Aline is a member of the Northern Region of the RPS.