The Sri Dalada Maligawa or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka.Kandy Asala Perahara one of the most colorfull events been happening since 15th century. The peripheral is colorful and you would be listing to traditional Sinhala Music and see the Kandyan style of Dancing.
The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 370 m high (the 'Lion's Rock', which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site.
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty five acre coconut property on the Maha Oya river at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. In most of these cases the mother had either died or been killed.
The port town of Galle in the southwest of Sri Lanka has a splendid natural harbour. The port was in use in pre-Christian times, but gained in importance after the 12th century. By the 14th century it was arguably the most important port in the country, and it retained this preeminence until 1873 when an artificial harbour was built in Colombo.
Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.
From time immemorial Sri Lanka has had a sparkling reputation for highly treasured gems. Nature in her bounty has chosen the bosom of Sri Lanka to enshrine some of her rarest treasures. Blue Sapphires, Cat's Eyes, Alexandrites, Rubies, Star stones found embedded in layer of gravel and sand, in river beds, marshes, fields or accumulated at the foot of hills have made Sri Lanka the renowned island for gems.
Welcome to our country – a visit certain to stimulate creativity and ignite your passion for high quality, unique and exciting batik fabric. Batik is a wax-resist dyeing technique used on textile. Batik is considered as national art in Indonesia. However, similar patterns like Batik is also found in several countries of Asia, such as Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Iran, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma, also in West Africa, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Mali. Enjoy our beautiful art!
As Sri Lanka is rich in timber, wooden carving traditions and skills can be found throughout the country. Many are involved in creating wooden sculptures, masks, furniture as skillful artisans, starting their career at a young age.