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The top 10 best destinations of the decade named by Traveller

Traveller - 4 weeks ago
The mountains, stretching between Kandy and Ella, are verdant with tea plantations, speckled with Buddhist temples. The centre ... ANURADHAPURA Without question, the most sprawling ruin in Sri Lanka is the Sacred City of Anuradhapura. A9...

Why Sri Lanka has the whole package: from history to Instagrammable beaches

Evening Standard - 4 weeks ago
The city of Kandy is a three-hour drive from the international airport in the capital, Colombo, and is billed as the cultural centre of the island. A must-visit is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, an incredibly ornate complex dating back to the 16th...

Easing Kandy traffic problem

The Island.lk (subscription) - 4 weeks ago
As the problem is at its worst on the road from Getambe junction to the city centre, our recommendations are specially made for those areas. ... Construction of a road tunnel from a point past Queen's Hotel to a point past the sacred Dalada Maligawa...

LankaWeb – A study of Contemporary Buddhist-Muslim Relations in ...

Lankaweb - 16 hours ago
Until recent times, 'trading' in the vicinity of the Rangiri temple was confined to the ramshackle 'Rest House' (the only tavern in the town) and a few squatter stalls ...and...

I went up a mountain in Sri Lanka to meet a reclusive mystic and here is what I learned

City A.M. - 2 weeks ago
We had arrived at Rahju's studio by racing bright red and blue tuk-tuks up a steep jungle path, having earlier ascended from the ancient shrines and dagobas dotted about the Temple of the Tooth, a sacred site that's said to house the relic of the...

New chapter, new adventure: Unusual honeymoon destinations

The Straits Times - 3 days ago
The cultural heart of the country, Kandy is home to the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth, which houses a tooth of the Buddha and is Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic. Tour the temple and admire its gilded shrines and vibrant ...and...

Sri Lanka's clarion call to become a secular state

ucanews - 2 weeks ago
The call of the Mahanayakas was made at Kandy in the center of Sri Lanka, the city of a sacred temple believed to house a tooth of Buddha. Consequently, the political leadership promised to show chief monks a constitutional draft. It appeared that the ...and...

More than just tea in Sri Lanka

Shepparton News - 3 weeks ago
In Kandy we visited the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha (Dalada Maligawa) and watched a cultural show featuring different types of dances. It was hard to ... We were on the second-highest floor and had amazing views of the city. We...

Kandy in the spotlight: war behind it, Sri Lanka's second city sees a tourist boom

The Guardian - 2 months ago
Spread out around a lake and surrounded by mountains, it is a historically significant city and arguably the country's cultural capital: its spectacular Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, in which is enshrined a tooth of the Buddha – the country's most ...and...

The Kandy Esala Perahera: A ritual of splendour

Sunday Observer - 2 months ago
Hence, it was not a surprise when Kalinga was under attack, King Guhasiva entrusted this sacred relic,which was in the care of the Kalinga Kings for 800 years, to his daughter Hemamala and son-in-law Dantha, to be taken to Sri Lanka for...

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