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Temple Offerings

Temple Offerings For Sale, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Located in the royal palace complex in capital of  the former Kingdom of Kandy, the Buddhist Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic houses a relic of the tooth of the Buddha.  Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. Flowers are a typical offering in temples in Sri Lanka.

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After Dark

Tradition

Kandy Dancers Performing, In the Central Highlands, Sri Lanka

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Buddha in Color

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Buddha at Dambulla

The Damulla Cave Temple in Sri Lanka is a series of five cave containing depictions of Buddha. The second and largest cave, the Maharaja Viharaya (Temple of the Great Kings),  contains sixteen standing and forty seated statues of Buddha. The walls and ceiling are covered with 18th-century murals depicting the life of Buddha. Yellow and red are the predominant colors.

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Gray Langur

Gray Langur monkey, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

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Dinner On the Beach

On the Beach, Heritance Ahungalla, Ahungalla Beach, Sri Lanka

 

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Mango Tango Mud in Udawalawe National Park

Sri Lankan Elephant, Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

One of three recognized special of Asian elephants, the Sri Lankan elephant is much smaller than the African elephant. A patchy, almost spotted pink depigmentation is found on its ears, face, and trunk, though the mango tango mud hides the pink in this photo. See the shot below for a better view of the depigmentation. A very low percentage of Sri Lankan elephants, about 2% of the population, have tusks. In addition to Udawalawe National Park, where this photo was taken, Sri Lankan elephants can be found in Yala National Park, Lunugamvehera National Park, Wilpattu National Park and Minneriya National Park but also live outside protected areas. We did not see elephants in Yala National Park the day we visited, but they were plentiful in Udawalawe. Sri Lanka is said to have the highest density of elephants in Asia, largely restricted to the dry zone in the north, east and southeast of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Elephant, Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

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