archaeology

Dhowa Rock Temple. Sri Lanka

Dhowa Rock Temple is a protected heritage site, situated in the central mountains of the Uva province on the Badulla – Bandarawela main road, 7 km far from Ella.

The Dhowa rock temple is famous for its large unfinished Buddha image, carved into the rock face. The cave constitutes of 28 Buddha statues, Samadhi Buddha statue, God statues and paintings.

The temple dates back over 2000 years. Historic portraits can be seen drawn inside a cave.

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The Galle Fort. Sri Lanka

The Galle Fort is a fortification located in Galle city (south coast of Sri Lanka) first built by Portuguese in the late of 16th century and the modification was in the 17th century by the Dutch. At the end the British took over the Fort on February 1796.

The heritage value of the Fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage Unesco world heritage sit

Portuguese prison

Galle lighthouse built by British

Fort built by Dutch

Sunset from the Fort

Kakudiya Pokuna temple complex in Mihintale. Sri Lanka

KakudiyaPokuna temple complex in Mihintale was built for the monks Dhammaruchika sect by King Kasyapa IV (ad 898 – 914). There is a pond, about 200ft in length and the width is 70ft. Having fallen the Silhouetteof flora and rocks, the water in the Pond has become dark colour.