Thursday, May 3, 2018

SRI LANKA ~ Trincomalee ~

... Pretty views of a few landmarks... this port city is one of the oldest known cities in Asia and has a recorded history of more than 2.500 years.... it's one of the largest natural harbours in the world which has long been of major strategic importance throughout the islands history, being held by the Portuguese, the Dutch, the French and the British.... with beautiful beaches for surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching...  the hot springs are also a major tourist attraction...Trincomalee is considered a very sacred place by the Tamil and Sinhalese... it has both Hindu and Buddhist sites of historical importance... Big Thanks once again dear Ravindra!! (✿ ♥‿♥)  (still searching for the coins you asked forツ)
© Lasantha Lakmal

Trincomalee is a port city situated on the east coast of Sri Lanka and the biggest city in Eastern Province. Trincomalee is an anglicized version of the Tamil word Tirukonamalai (which means "lord of the sacred hill"); it is a hill situated in the end of a natural land formation that resembles an arc. It is one of the main where Tamil is spoken at large scale.

View of the colourful Koneswaram temple. Surrounded by the dramatic Swami Rock and Gokarna Bay, the classical-medieval complex is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

Ravana’s Cleft (or ‘Lovers’ Leap’) at Swami Rock is the name of this natural rock formation stems back from the legend of King Ravana who when moving the colossal rock dropped his sword because of god Shiva, which fell and created the dramatic parting in the rock.


2X The 100th Anniversary of the All Ceylon Moor's Association
(Issued 02-12-2013)

2X  Ambalam of Sri Lanka
(Issued 23-03-2018)

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