Posts Tagged "Colombo"

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka was our port of call on March 21, 2016, where we docked just outside the city. The Harbor master tower  resembles  a giant stupa and can been seen from anywhere in the port. Also visible from the port is the Jamiul Alfar Jummah Mosque, with its’ candy cane paint scheme. We left the port to go outside of Colombo to the Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, which lies 7 miles from Colombo. The temple was crowded with worshipers that were celebrating the full moon. Once inside the temple there was a large  Reclining Buddha, and  many carvings and wall paintings. Outside the temple...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

March 15, 2015 brought is to Colombo in Sri Lanka formally known as Ceylon. Today we rode around the city to take in the sights. Leaving the port there is the Port control tower that is shaped like a giant stupa. The architecture of Colombo is a mixture of Moroccan and Colonial as well as todays modern buildings. Being very religious, there are many Buddhas located throughout the city.  We stopped in the National Museum which housed many of the antiquities of Sri Lanka. The Gangaramaya Temple complex in the heart of the city had many Buddha statues in various styles, from Thai through Sri...

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Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka was our port of call on March 15,2014. We decided to go to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage  outside Rambukana about 56 miles from Colombo. We boarded a coach to take us to the Fort Railway Station where we started a rail journey to Rambukana. From there we had a 30 minute bus ride to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. At the orphanage we had lunch at the Pinnalanda Hotel as we watched the elephants below us bathing and frolicking in the river. After our lunch we entered the orphanage to see the feeding of the baby elephants and to watch them grazing on the savannah. We...

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