Friday, November 9, 2012

SRI LANKA ~The Alahana Parivena Monastic complex -Polonnaruva-UNESCO~

...Wonderful aerial view of one of the many ancient cities in Sri Lanka...I can already see me wandering through these amazing ruins of ancient history :D:D... Many thanks again Ravindra!

With lovely stamps:XXX Olympic Games, London 2012 (Issued 23-07-2012) and World Health Organization stamp (60 years service in Sri Lanka 2012)
Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient city of Sri Lanka's kingdoms and the first declared capital city by King Vijayabahu I. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archeological relic sites in the country, showing the grandeur of the first rulers.
Alahana Pirivena is a monastery complex and a university for buddhism (extending over an area of 80 hectares) built by King Parakramabahu I (1153 -1186 AD)

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1982.

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