Kandalama, Sri Lanka
Trip Start Sep 09, 2013
55Trip End Mar 03, 2014
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They also have an Eco park here where they rescue mainly injured snakes,then release them back once recovered.
We visited the Islands medieval capital which is a world heritage site and lots of the ruins are in pretty good shape. We see the ruins of the Royal palace, 4 Buddha statues in different positions, the audience hall and places of worship.
In the afternoon we drove to Minneriya National park for a jeep safari. The park is nearly 9000 hectares and we were lucky enough to see around 100 elephants in the wild along with lots of birds and reptiles. A fabulous afternoon.
The next day we drove to Sigirya rock fortress, also known as Lions Rock. A great 5th century fortress and climbed to the top. Fantastic views.