Ancient cities of Anurahadpura and Polonnaruwa, Northern Sri Lanka

The ancient cities in the north of Sri Lanka were my first destinations of this trip. Giant stupas, ancient stone carvings, statues of Buddha, prayer flags and historic temples awaited…

Aukana Buddha, Wayamba Palata, Sri Lanka, Asia

Aukana Buddha, Wayamba Palata, Sri Lanka, Asia

Aukana Buddha, Wayamba Palata, Sri Lanka, Asia

Aukana Buddha, Wayamba Palata, Sri Lanka, Asia

Aukana Buddha, Wayamba Palata, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ruwanweli Saya Dagoba (Golden Sand Stupa), Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ruwanweli Saya Dagoba (Golden Sand Stupa), Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ruwanweli Saya Dagoba (Golden Sand Stupa), Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ruwanweli Saya Dagoba (Golden Sand Stupa), Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ruwanweli Saya Dagoba (Golden Sand Stupa), Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ruwanweli Saya Dagoba (Golden Sand Stupa), Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ruwanweli Saya Dagoba (Golden Sand Stupa), Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ruwanweli Saya Dagoba (Golden Sand Stupa), Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Abhayagiri Dagoba, Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Abhayagiri Dagoba, Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Abhayagiri Dagoba, Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Abhayagiri Dagoba, Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Woman looking out over Paddy Fields, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, Asia

Paddy Fields, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, Asia

Paddy Fields, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, Asia

Buddha Statue, Mihintale, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Buddha Statue, Mihintale, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ambasthale Dagoba, Mihintale, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ambasthale Dagoba, Mihintale, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Buddha Statue, Mihintale, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Buddha Statue, Mihintale, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Hatadage Monument, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Hatadage Monument, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stone carvings on floor of Vatadage Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stone carvings on floor of Vatadage Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Recumbent House, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Recumbent House, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Recumbent House, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Recumbent House, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Vatadage Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Vatadage Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Text inscribed in stone, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Text inscribed in stone, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Kiri Vihara Dagoba, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Kiri Vihara Dagoba, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Kiri Vihara Dagoba, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Kiri Vihara Dagoba, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Lankatilaka Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Lankatilaka Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Rankoth Vihara Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Rankoth Vihara Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Rankoth Vihara Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Rankoth Vihara Temple, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

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