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The Spectacular Pasikudah Beach -Shallow waters and sunny days!

Posted By hasintha 42 days ago on Travel

http://www.sandybeachtrips.com - Do keep in mind that Pasikuda beaches are often rough depending on the season, especially between the months of November to April, where the seas are not as calm as it generally would have been during the other months. Visit during the months of May to August for the best waters at Pasikuda beach.

Jabrin Fort – Unique and Iconic

Posted By hasintha 186 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Built in 1671 by Imam Bel’arab bin Sultan Al Yarubi, Jabrin Fort is three storied with 13 feet thick walls and stands on a vast plain. Jabrin Fort was originally built as a castle.The Fort’s entrance leads to a central courtyard.

Gangaramaya Temple – An Epitome of Ancient Buddhist Culture Amidst a Modern Metropolis

Posted By hasintha 193 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The Gangaramaya Temple boasts a hair relic of Lord Buddha that was gifted from Bangladesh which is why it is a most venerated place in comparison to other temples in Colombo

The most atmospheric ruin at Angkor, The Ta Prohm - Stepping inside a natural movie set | Well Known Places

Posted By hasintha 197 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The most atmospheric ruin at Angkor, The Ta Prohm - Stepping inside a natural movie set | Well Known Places

Al Jabal Al Akhdar -The Jewel of Mountains | Well Known Places

Posted By hasintha 197 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The Jebel Akdhar, also known as Al Jabal Al Akhdar, hosts spectacular and panoramic views to its visitors due to its stunning surroundings and is thus, eagerly visited by those who make their way to Oman.

The Ancient port of Al-Baleed – A Once Proud Omani City

Posted By hasintha 200 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Located in the Dofar Province of Oman is the ancient port city of Al-Baleed. Al-Baleed is one of the most historic and archaeologically significant locations in Oman, which was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2000. Representing a bygone era in Omani culture, history and architecture, the port of Al-Baleed is sure to leave any visitor amazed.

SINHARAJA FOREST RESERVE – ENGAGE WITH NATURE

Posted By hasintha 203 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The name “Sinharaja” in itself means lion kingdom and legend has it that the original Sinhala people descended from a union between a princess and a mighty lion. The forest holds an important place for Sri Lankan people and has even been mentioned by the famous 14th Century Arab traveller, Ibn Battuta.

BIBLICAL QUEEN OF SHEBA’S PALACE – A PALACE SHROUDED IN MYSTERY

Posted By hasintha 205 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - One of the many figures that appears in the Bible, and is also closely associated in many other faiths as well is the Queen of Sheba. The Queen of Sheba is known most commonly in relation to her visit to King Solomon. In Khor Rori, Oman, there are the ruins of what many claim to be the Palace of the Queen of Sheba.

GUNUNG RAYA MOUNTAIN – A PLEASURE HIKE

Posted By hasintha 205 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Gunung Raya Mountain is ideal even if you are not an experienced hiker. If you are not confident about your hiking skills, you can still take part in a nature tour. An ideal time for hiking is between November and March.

PRE-ISLAMIC CHRISTIAN SETTLEMENT ON SIR BANI YAS ISLAND – UNVEILING THE PAST

Posted By hasintha 206 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The settlement seems to have remained until around 750AD, thereby continuing for at least a century after the arrival of Islam into the region. Once Islam continued to spread and thrive in the Gulf, this relatively smaller Christian community would have gradually declined. Evidence based on the excavation proves that the monastery was indeed abandoned strife-free.