Ancient temple ruins in Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. The intricately carved bottom stone is called the ‘Moonstone’ and the steps lead to a still intact, sitting Buddha

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The Moonstone to Buddha, Sri Lanka: Former ancient temple ruins in Anuradhapura. The intricately carved bottom stone is called the ‘Moonstone’ & the steps lead to a still intact, sitting Buddha / Photography by Joshua Paul Shefman

Sigiriya ,Sri Lanka:  King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion.  It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sigiriya ,Sri Lanka: King Kasyapa AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion.

Nuwara Eliya,Sri Lanka: cant wait to go dow for some long long walks, drench in the mist and rain, drink some tea while the steam blows away a fresh

The hill country of Sri Lanka has some magnificent waterfalls which you can stare for hours.

Tea estates in Kandy, Sri Lanka. These are so beautiful and so British. They roll for hours as you drive through inland Sri Lanka.

Eye Kandy one of the most distinctive cities in Sri Lanka offers much more than a Tooth Temple and undulating tea plantations. The bohemian vibe and wonderful architecture are plenty of other reasons to jet to the island nation.

Adam's Peak (Sri Lanka). 'Climbing Adam’s Peak was my most magical experience in Sri Lanka. Among lights glowing in the darkness and the smell of ginger, I relished pilgrims’ chants and encouraging cheerful smiles. Reaching the freezing top of the sacred mountain was a most fulfilling sensation.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/the-hill-country/adams-peak-sri-pada

'Climbing Adam’s Peak was my most magical experience in Sri Lanka. Among lights glowing in the darkness and the smell of ginger, I relished pilgrims’ chants and encouraging cheerful smiles. Reaching the freezing top of the sacred

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Yellow Sapphires can be found in Sri Lanka, which has long been the Sapphire capital of the world, challenged only recently by newly discovered stocks in Madagascar.


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