Wewurukannala Viharaya at Dikwella – Highlights of the temple

Located in Dikwella, 15 miles away from Matara in the southern tip of Sri Lanka is The Wewerukannala Viharaya. This is an ancient temple often thronged with worshippers throughout the year.   Overview The main feature of the temple is a 50 m high statue of seated Buddha. This is considered the largest Buddha statute…

The Cerro da Vila – The Roman Ruins

Located in the corner up north of Vilamoura, this outstanding archaeological site is about 10 metres above the sea level. About Though the site has been excavated only for about 2 to 3 hectares so far, artefacts from 8 centuries have already been uncovered, belonging to different eras in history, namely, Roman, Visigoth, Late Roman…

Mysteries of Angkor Wat – Ancient Origins

The Khmer Empire’s ruins still stand tall in some parts of the world, and the north of Cambodia is one of these places. History Built by the King Suryavarman, this holy site in Cambodia is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has been in existence since 1100 CE. Angkor Wat means the city of temples, and…

The Wolvendaal Church, Colombo – A Famous Church in Colombo

This Protestant Church is built following the design style of the Dutch colonial times and stands as a monument of that era. History Built in 1733, the Wolvendaal Church is the oldest Protestant Church on the island, and most importantly, it is still in use. When Colombo was under the Dutch, this part of Colombo…