The elephants of Pinnawala
       
     
A Kandy Performance
       
     
Sigiriya සීගිරිය
       
     
Horror vacui
       
     
The monkey at Dambulla
       
     
Kandy Lake
       
     
Home of the world's finest teas
       
     
A date by the Indian Ocean
       
     
The ancient city of Polonnaruwa පොළොන්නරුව
       
     
       
     
The elephants of Pinnawala
       
     
The elephants of Pinnawala

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for Asian elephants and is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. Watching these creatures was just pure, absolute joy.

A Kandy Performance
       
     
A Kandy Performance

Traditional songs and dances in Kandy.

Sigiriya සීගිරිය
       
     
Sigiriya සීගිරිය

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this was an ancient palace dating back to 477-495 CE when King Kasyapa chose Sigiriya as the new capital.

Horror vacui
       
     
Horror vacui

Fear of empty space in Matale.

The monkey at Dambulla
       
     
The monkey at Dambulla

One thing I noticed about Sri Lanka is its rich wildlife like this monkey hanging about the caves of Dambulla.

Kandy Lake
       
     
Kandy Lake

Created in 1807 by the last Sinhalese King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha.

Home of the world's finest teas
       
     
Home of the world's finest teas

This is where Ceylon Tea comes from.

A date by the Indian Ocean
       
     
A date by the Indian Ocean

The first time I saw and touched the waters of the Indian Ocean.

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa පොළොන්නරුව
       
     
The ancient city of Polonnaruwa පොළොන්නරුව

The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms and declared a city by King Vijayabahu I. This city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

       
     
Sri Lanka

Around 1-5 January 2011.