The Ocean of the King Parakramabahu – The Epic Reservoir in Sri Lanka

Ancient Sri Lankan civilisations have commanded profound knowledge in a variety of areas, and one of the most significant of these is landscaping, especially in regards to the building of dams. The Story of the King King Parakramabahu ruled the nation of Sri Lanka from 1153 till 1186 and was responsible for the unification of…

Muthurajawela Marsh – The Swamp of Royal Treasure

Being the largest saline peat bog in Sri Lanka Muthurajawela Marsh has been said to be originated over 7000 years ago. The word Muthurajawela translates to ‘Swamp of Royal Treasure’ in Sinhala and the treasure being the marsh’s rich biodiversity. The Wetland Located in the southern region of the Negombo lagoon, the Marsh spans around…

Ancient Ruins of Lion City in Qiandao Lake – Dive in!

Mysterious ruins of 2 ancient cities which date back to the Tang and Han dynasties can be found deep down the calm surface of the Qiandao Lake. Qiandao Lake Known as the Thousand Island Lake, Qiandao Lake was created in 1959 and covers an area of 573sq.km. This was a huge project done by the…

The Famous Kandy Lake – An Ornamental Lake

      The Kandy Lake was built by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807 next to the most sacred temple on the island, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, or more commonly known as Sri Dalada Maligawa.   Where The Kandy Lake is located in the heart of the city of Kandy, Sri…