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Muthurajawela is a marsh in Sri Lanka in the southern region of the Negombo lagoon,
30km (19mi) north of Colombo.
The Muthurajawela Marshes are 3,068ha (7,580 acres) in area and the country's largest saline coastal peat bog.
The marsh is notable for its unique and highly diverse ecosystem and is listed as one of 12 priority wetlands in Sri Lanka.
"Muthurajawela" translates to "Swamp of Royal Treasure".
TheKelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist emple in Kelaniya ,Sri Lanka.
It is located 11km (6.8mi) north-east of Colombo.
dalada Maligawa temple The temple's architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. This Buddhist temple includes several imposing buildings and is situated not far from the placid waters of Beira Lake on a plot of land that was originally a small hermitage on a piece of marshy land.
It has the main features of a Vihara ( temple) , the Cetiya (Pagada) the Bodhitree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Seema malaka (assembly hall for monks) and the Relic Chamber. In addition, a museum , a library , a residential hall, a three storeyed Pirivena, educational halls and an alms hall are also on the premises. Most notable for tourists is the architecture of Seema Malaka , which was built with donations from a Muslim sponsor to the design of Geoffrey Bawa.
A Brief History of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a world-renowned place of worship, where the left Canine tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined. The temple which is venerated by thousands of local & foreign devotees and tourists daily was named as a world heritage by UNESCO in 1988.
The temple which carries a lot of value to Buddhists all over the world also has immense cultural value. The architecture is of unique Kandyan architectural style with a combination of the unique style used to build “Dalada Mandira” the shrines which housed the Sacred Tooth Relic previously in other kingdoms. The temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is built in the city of Kandy near the ancient Royal Palace which is situated to the North of the temple and the forest reserve called “Udawaththa Kelaya” to the East. The famous Kandy Lake also known as “Kiri Muhuda” to the South and “Natha & Paththini Devala” on the West. The temple is adorned with intricate carvings using gold, silver, bronze, and ivory.
The Colombo National Museum, also known as the Sri Lanka National Museum, is a museum in Colomboand the largest in Sri Lanka.
Founded in 1877 and maintained by the Department of Nation
Pinnawala Elefant Orphanage (PEO) Orphanage (PEO)
just as the name suggests holds a unique disposition in the ex-situ animal care. It’s success and fame has travelled not just within the country but throughout the world to an extent where Pinnawala synonymous with the Sri Lankan Elephant. Currently being a home to 93 elephants the concept was actualized by the late Hon. Minister Kalugalle on the 16thof February 1975. Pinnawala at the time was a very remote area with lush coconut plantations and most importantly an area where the availability of mahouts was not lacking. Also the immense amount of water required by the elephants is supplemented with the availability of “Ma oya” running close by.
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