An Exhilarating Vacation to Ceylon

In 2013 my family and I went to Ceylon for a vacation. The places of tourist interest in Ceylon and those that we went sightseeing to e Kandy. The official language of Ceylon is Sinhala.  As I have always liked to learn different languages even when I was studying during my graduation I learnt some words from Sinhala. Some examples are:

  1. Mallu – Fish.
  2. Watura –Water.
  3. Ayubowan- Hello.
  4. Istuti- Thank you.

In Kandy we visited the elephant orphanage where elephants were sitting in the water and bathing themselves. But I feel this is like a zoo unlike elephants in the wild. Tourists from all over the world come to see these elephants and also to feed them during their meal time. I didn’t feed them because I was a little scared but saw many other people feeding them. We also went to some more tourist places like the Surathura spice and herbal garden which was something I had never seen before.  A guide took us around the whole garden and explained the value and usage of each spice and herb.

I liked visiting the Tooth relic temple which has the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha.

 

tooth relic temple

Since I love dancing I was happy to go watch the Cultural Dance at Red Cross Hall.

Last of the sightseeing areas in Kandy was the Peradeniya Botanical gardens. As I love being surrounded by nature I thoroughly enjoyed the walk  around the garden.

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A picture of lovely purple orchids that are found in the Peradeniya Botanical Garden. The national flower of Ceylon that we saw in the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is blue water lily.

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