The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first established by the Chola dynasty after their successful invasion of the country's then capital, Anuradhapura, in the 10th century. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Polonnaruwa was established by the Chola as capital city under the name Jananathapuram in the 10th century. Under this period systematic destruction of the Buddhist civilisation took place in the northern plains of Sri Lanka. Raja Raja Chola I built Vanavan Mahadevisvaram, a Shiva temple at Polonnaruwa named after his queen, which presently is known as Siva Devale.The temple among other contained Ganesa and Parvati statues of bronze.north and central parts of Sri Lanka was under this period ruled under Rajendra Chola I directly as a Chola province. However, following the year 1070 AD ended the Chola rule in the island, and Polonnaruwa was captured by Vijayabahu I Polonnaruwa also known as Vijayabahu the great.
Starting from Mahanagakula on the south of the Walawe river, Vijayabahu dispatched three armies to attack Polonnaruwa from three fronts. One army was sent along the western shore of the country to Mahathittha port to deal with any reinforcements arriving from South India. Afterwards, part of this army moved towards Polonnaruwa and attacked from the North-west, while the other part held the ports to prevent reinforcements from arriving. A second army was sent from the east across Magama to attack Polonnaruwa from the east. The third and main force advanced across the country, led by the king. Surrounded by these three armies, Polonnaruwa was besieged for seven months before king Vijayabahu’s forces entered the city. In 1070, Vijayabahu became the ruler of Polonnaruwa.At that time Sri Lanka was known as Thambapanni. #ancientsrilanka#srilanka 🇱🇰🇱🇰 #thambapanni#polonnaruwa#ancientkingdom#beautyofsrilanka 🇱🇰 #travel#travelphotography#travelinsrilanka#happy#traditionalart#travel#follow#followus #like#comment#share #🌸 #😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍#🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in Galle district, Southern province of Sri Lanka.
The town is renowned for the manufacture of wooden masks and puppets.The traditional masks are carved from light Balsa like Kaduru wood (Nux vomica). Kaduru trees grow in the marshy lands bordering paddy fields. The wood is smoke dried for a week in preparation. The hand carved and hand painted masks in traditional dance dramas are both vibrant and colorful.
Masks are created for three different types of dancing rituals: 'Kolam', which tell mocking stories of traditional Sri Lankan colonial life; 'Sanni', or devil dancing masks, used in a type of exorcism ceremony to heal people of persisting illnesses believed to be inflicted by demons; and 'Raksha' masks, which are used in festivals and processions. Local puppet shows, showing dramas, comedies and folk tales were also a popular form of entertainment. Influences from South India, Asia and Europe are assumed to have been the shaping factor in the art of mask dancing and puppetry.The Naga Raksha (Cobra demon) mask of the 'Raksha Kolama' (demon dance), consists of a ferocious face with bulging, popping & staring eyes, a carnivorous tongue lolling out of a wide mouth armed to the hilt with set of fanged teeth, all topped by a set of cobra hoods.
With the practices of traditional exorcism (Thovil), mask dancing (Kolam) and puppetry (Rookada) shows in the decline, the art of mask carving has seen a reduction of interest. Though only a few of the antique originals survive, the local mask museum retains an interesting collection of reproductions and provides displays of carving techniques for visitors #follow#travel#travelinsrilanka#following#travelling#traveller#mask#ambalangoda#lovely#colourful
Galle Fort in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 432 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world.The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries." The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastalarea Galle town. It has been since restored. #traveling#travelinsrilanka#traveller#galle#following#follow#culture#beautyofsrilanka#gallefort#like#comment#share
The Nine Arch Bridge (sinhala: ආරුක්කු නමයේ පාලම) also called the Bridge in the Sky, is a viaduct bridge in Sri Lanka.It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country.The construction of the bridge is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers.The chief designer and project manager of the 'upcountry railway line of Ceylon' project was D.J Wimalasurendra, a distinguished Ceylonese engineer and inventor. The designer of the viaduct was Harold Cuthbert Marwood of Railway Construction Department of Ceylon Government Railway. The 1923 report titled "Construction of a Concrete Railway Viaduct in Ceylon" published by the Engineering Association of Ceylon has details of all the records including the plans and drawings. #Srilanka#travel#travelinsrilanka#travel#follow#like#comment#share#travelphotography#thambapanni#traditionalart#travelinsrilanka#srilanka 🇱🇰🇱🇰 #followforfollowback#lifestyle#follow4followback #😍
Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World heritage site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country.This site is situated 148 kilometres (92 mi) east of colombo ,72 kilometres (45 mi) north of Kandy
and 43 km (27 mi) north of Matale.
Как оказалось: это невероятно классная суперспособность - спать в дороге 😎
Собственно говоря, меня вырубает автоматически во всех видах транспорта - самолёты, автобусы, машины, поезда (корабли понятия не имею, на длительные маршруты я еще не каталась)
Это такой телепорт в будущее 😁
Вот позавчера мы отправились на съёмку в Джаффну. Далёкий путь с выездом из Коломбо в 9 вечера и приездом в 6 утра. Начало съёмки - уже в 7. Соответственно, чтобы быть свеженьким на съёмке - нужно выспаться в автобусе (ну и выпить с утречка кофе). Хотя, все равно стопроцентного отдыха в автобусе не получаешь - но, как только берешь камеру в руки - вся усталость пропадает.
Съёмка была аж до заката, после - снова в автобус и снова такой же путь назад. Хотя обратно мы доехали раньше - в три уже были в Коломбо, пять в Бентоте.
Но гораздо проще переносить такие расстояния в полусонном состоянии. Закрыл глаза на пять минут - и уже телепортнулся в Коломбо из Джаффны - по-моему это круто 😁
Сегодня уже живчиком и продолжаем активничать, йохоу!
Мы сейчас на Шри-Ланке, поэтому дадим небольшую сводку новостей 🌴
Ноябрь - месяц переходного сезона, поэтому обычно раз в день у нас идет дождик. Иногда мелкий и минут на 15, иногда гроза, иногда дождь может лить стеной несколько часов. Но все это - во второй половине дня. Поэтому съемкам или нашему отдыху погода не мешает. 📈
Температура воздуха +30С.
Мы как всегда остановились в Бентоте 🏡 Нам нравится здесь уединенная и умиротворенная атмосфера. Живем на вилле с бассейном, готовим частично сами, частично ходим в кафешки - все по настроению. Если захотим - даже будет у нас борщик 🍴
⏱Разница во времени с Москвой +2,5 часа (мы в небольшой будущем). Нам определенно нравится этот остров 💛 И мы возвращаемся сюда уже в пятый раз!