After a whistle-stop stay in Colombo and a sad goodbye with Anna, we headed for the Sri Lankan Cultural Triangle with our newly extended visas! Kandy, Dambulla, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa were the four corners of the ‘triangle’ that we visited, and despite the tourist prices we thought they were all well worth the visit.
In twenty four hours we saw enough Buddhas to last a lifetime. Accompanied by monkeys, we enjoyed the Dambulla cave temples at sunset, Sigiriya at sunrise, and a wonderful afternoon strolling around the ruins of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.
Dambulla and the Cave Temples
Feeling culturally exhausted we headed north towards a well-deserved beach break in Trincomalee.