DISCOVER A VIBRANT WORLD OF HISTORY AND NATURE
Thanthirimale Raja maha Viharaya
Stepping on uncertain ground, there was a silent resolve to conquer the circumstances to appreciate the splendour and solemnity of a long-gone Sri Lankan story. The journey was reminiscent of an era where holy men of this land would have similarly traversed rough terrain; encountering rain, wild animals and invaders, to meditate, tutor and learn. The ancient Thanthirimale Temple in Anuradhapura
Thanthirimale Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist monastery just 64 km away from the Wilpattu Corridor & Tree House Hotel and can be reached within 1 hrs. Via Thanthirimale, Oyamaduwa Road.
The path leading to the Sacred Bodhi tree is along
Another descent takes to another rock marvel; an image of the seated Buddha carved on
The monastic residences and meditation chambers were built at different elevations, the rock carvings placed expansively may have given the monks the
Anuradhapura remained the proud seat of
Anuradhapura was the cradle of glorious Sinhalese Buddhist civilization. The pride of place in Anuradhapura was taken by the ancient stupas and ancient reservoirs. Towering dagobas of stupendous domes, are just to name one among numerous other engineering factors. The vast rainwater reservoirs built by crossing rivers with enormous dams and controlling the outlets with "Bisokotuwa", of
Among the other tourist attractions at Anuradhapura are magnificent rock carvings of monumental richness and remarkable grace, colossal stone pillars that stand proud amidst the ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist monasteries and temples; magnificent stone cut swimming pools of sophisticated hydrology tells a story of its own.
A sampling of the sacred Bo tree in the shelter of which Prince Siddhartha
Loha Maha Prasada -All we have today is ruins of a vast building, next to the sacred tree. Founded by the hero of the nation, King Dutugemunu reigned, it was once home to a community of 1000 Buddhist monks. Ruwanweliseya
The Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu is a Roman Catholic Marian shrine in Mannar just 115 km away from the Wilpattu Corridor & Tree House Hotel and can be reached within 2 hrs. Via Medawachchiya –Talaimannar High Way.
With a history of over 400 years, and considered as the holiest Catholic shrine in the island. The church plays a major role and has been a symbol of unity not just between Tamils and Sinhalese, but also between people of different religions, including Buddhists, Hindus and Protestants. The Portuguese missionaries from India, especially under the authority of Saint Francis Xavier, are known to have brought Roman Catholicism to the Kingdom of Jaffna, and during this time the Catholics regrouped to form a church in Mantai installing a statue of Our Lady of Good Health in a shrine.
Madhu is Sri Lanka’s holiest Catholic shrine, home to Our Lady of Madhu, a statue of the Virgin Mary that was brought for safekeeping from the Dutch in the 17th century. Madhu is sacred to both Sinhalese and Tamil Catholics still trying to reconcile after more than two decades of civil war. And Madhu is also where Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims come to pay their respects to Holy Mary. At Madhu, Pope Francis will