A great opportunity available to any traveler to Ceylon is the chance to explore the country’s rich history and extensive archaeology. This post describes my visit to the oldest ancient site in Sri Lanka.
Dambulla is known for its Cave Temples which predate Christ. Legend has it that a Sri Lankan King, driven out of Anuradhapura, found a hiding place in these caves.
Set high in England's Durham Cathedral’s North door and known as the "Sanctuary Knocker", dating back to 1093 AD, this magnificent door knocker played an important spiritual and social role in the history of Durham Cathedral, now a beautiful...
During one of our trips to Peru we visited Lake Titicaca, a very large and high altitude lake in the Andes, spending a few days in the lakeside Peruvian city of Puno. While on one of our day-trips we visited the ruins of Sullustani National Monument, from a pre-Incan culture.
The Inca people of South America's Andes mountains were remarkable engineers. Unlike Europeans, who used mortar to bond together large walls of brick or rock, Incas carefully shaped and chiseled stones so that they fit together perfectly!
Polonnaruwa is a medieval city in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. and provides some of the best-preserved ruins in that remarkable country. The most striking attraction in this city is the Gal Vihara, one of the greatest carvings in the country.
Machu Picchu is a well known Inca ruin situated on top of a steep granite peak in the Peruvian Andes (2430 m above sea level). Despite the altitude, its location near the equator provides a warm climate and the hills on which it rests are...