Temple of the Tooth – Sri Lanka’s Most Sacred Buddhist Site

Sri Lanka has a wide range of ancient and renowned Buddhist sites, but out of all of them, the Temple of the Tooth is widely considered as being the most sacred and for good reason too. History of the Temple As far as the temple, Sri Dalada Maligawa, and its various buildings are concerned they…

The Floating Mosque of Jeddah – An Architectural and Cultural Beauty

There are many floating mosques found throughout the world ranging from the Middle-East to Malaysia, but the Masjid al Rahma in Jeddah is one of the most captivating examples.     Background to the Mosque The mosque has been built on a sturdy platform of stilts that are generally concealed beneath the water, which gives…

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya – The cave temple in Kandy

This is a Buddhist temple of historic value and one of the few ancient structures sculptured from rock. The temple is famous for its Kandyan era frescos. Location     The temple is located in Amunugama, Kandy Sri Lanka. This is only a maximum 28-minute drive away from the Kandy city, thus is easily accessible…

Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Art Museum -The Home of a Literary Genius

The southern coast of Sri Lanka has a smorgasbord of sights and activities to delight the most discerning of travellers. One of these is the Martin Wickramasingha Folk Art Musuem. Who is Martin Wickramasingha? Only one of the greatest literary geniuses of Sri Lanka’s history. One of the reasons that he was thus acclaimed was…

Phuket Heroines Monument – Joan Of Arc Of The East

This is the story of two brave sisters; Chan and Mook who teamed together along with the locals to fight against the foreign invaders. This is a story of heroines.   Location The Heroines Monument can be found on Tha Rua Junction on Thepkasattri Road in Thailand on the traffic roundabout. The monument is approximately…