Perahera

Perahera

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Pomp and ceremony live on large in Sri Lanka, and never moreso than in Perahera across the nation. A celebration of Buddhist faith, the annual Kelaniya Duruthu Maha Perahera is…

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MonkeyMagic

Monkey Magic

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Dangling from the trees, or watching as you shower, toque macaques live only in Sri Lanka and wander wild through the jungle surrounding Talalla Retreat. Every year in the spring,…

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Royal Kandy

Royal Kandy

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Resplendent in red and white costume that is centuries old, Kandyan dance is an important part of the culture of the ancient kingdom. Originally aligned to the Temple of the…

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Dried fish

Fishy business

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Walking or driving through the coastal regions of southern Sri Lanka – from Weligama to Talalla and Dickwella – a sudden pungent scent fills your unsuspecting nostrils. The culprit? Dried…

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Holy Cow

Holy Cow

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Who’s that in the middle of your roundabout? A lovingly cared-for cow, feasting on any remnant of grass she can find! Although a predominantly Buddhist country, cows are still given…

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