Friday, May 26, 2017

SRI LANKA ~ Govinda Hela - Siyambalanduwa ~

... And beauty nr9... a protected forest...  has probably the largest number of Ebony Trees in a single location... with rocks of all sizes... during the British ruling time given the name "Westminster Abbey"  to commemorate the famous Westminster church in London... from the top you have a magnificent view of the Gal Oya basin... Big Thanks once more dear Ravindra!!【ツ】
"Best wishes with your new home! May you enjoy wonderful times and create a lifetime of memories.♥"

Govinda Hela  is the highest point in the Gal Oya region, standing at 573m and is located next to Siyambalanduwa  in Uva province.

It is believed to have been used as a fortress by the Rohana (one of the three main kingdoms of ancient Sri Lanka) chieftain named Bhuvanekabaahu somewhere during 1215 – 1236 AD. This dominating monolith lies somewhat beyond the protected area, towards the South East in the Siyambalanduwa region directly overlooking the Jayanthi Wewa reservoir.


Govinda Hela
(Issued 02-12-2016)

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