Thursday, August 6, 2015

SRI LANKA ~Yapahuwa ~

...View of a beautiful historical site of ancient Sri Lanka with  as always great stamps used...Big Thanks once again Ravindra!!
Yapahuwa served as the capital of Sri Lanka in the later part of the 13th century (1273-1284) and it housed the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha for 11 Years. Built on a huge, 90 meter high rock boulder in the style of the Sigiriya rock fortress, Yapahuwa was a palace and military stronghold against foreign invaders.

After the Fortress was abandoned monks converted it into a monastery and monks still reside among the ancient ruins.

Yapahuwa’s steep ornamental staircase , which led up to the ledge holding the tooth temple, is one of its finest features.


Ancient Sri Lanka - Medieval Eras
(Issued 12 -06-2015)

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