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

Posted By hasintha 227 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 231 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 231 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 234 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 237 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 239 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 239 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 240 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.

WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE – WHERE WISHES COMES TRUE

Posted By hasintha 244 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The Wong Tai Sin Temple is an eminent shrine and major tourist attraction in Kowloon. Dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong, the Taoist temple is known for its fortune telling. Styled in a traditional Chinese temple fashion: it features grand red pillars, walls adorned with blue frescoes, yellow latticework, stunning multi-coloured carvings, and a brilliant golden roof.

MARINE LIFE IN THE MALDIVES – AN UNDERWATER PARADISE

Posted By hasintha 245 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The Maldives are also home to several indigenous varieties of mantra rays, sting rays and eagle rays, as well as several varieties of sea anemones and jellyfish. Sea turtles like the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle and the leatherback turtle are common sights near the shoreline

KANDY UDAWATTA FOREST – A ROYAL RESERVE FIT FOR KINGS

Posted By hasintha 246 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Historically, it was once a royal forest reserve where admittance was restricted to only the Sinhalese king and his court. A pond located in the heart of the forest is where the queens use to bathe. During attacks on the Kandyan Kingdom, the kings used the forest as their defense against attacks and often escaped through the heavy foliage to a safer sanctuary

KANNELIYA RAIN FOREST- A BIO DIVERSITY HOTSPOT

Posted By hasintha 246 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Sri Lanka is home to many natural treasures. Among them, Kanneliya is regarded as the home to one of the most diverse biodiversity systems in the world. The biodiversity here is regarded as richer than that found in the Sinharaja rainforest which is a world heritage site.