Rising over the horizon like a seasoned giant who has seen the passing of many years, the Abayagiri Monastry and Dagaba stands, a proud reminder of the behemoth culture that was once a part of this ancient island. The many boutique hotels Sri Lanka offers in the area are quite spectacular, out of which one must choose a quality Sri Lanka boutique hotel to lodge in while visiting this part of the island saturated with so many interesting sites. Ulagalla is a preferred accommodation of many a discerning traveller wandering off into this corner of the earth seeking a rare combination of luxury, comfort and elegance. Located close by to this rare gem of a resort is the Abayagiri monastic complex with many an ornate pond, elaborate balustrades and carved moonstones adorning its premises. Built in 88 BC by King Valagamba, this great monastery was once home to a fraternity of Buddhist monks whose philosophy had played a great part in the evolving Buddhist philosophy that rapidly spread across the world. However, the golden age of Abayagiriya arrived during the time of King Mahasena during which time Buddha’s tooth relic was brought to the country and Abayagiriya was chosen to house this sacred relic for public veneration. Today, the remnants of that glorious era are still seen in the architectural brilliance of the complex as well as the intricate design that characterises the Abayagiriya in all its resplendent glory.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+