Just the Pictures (Sri Lanka) Ruins of the Audience Hall of Nissankamalla at Dipauyana (Island Park) in Polonnaruva. On top of the Council Chamber of Nissankamalla in Island Park. Council Chamber of King Parakramabahu the Great, in the Parakramabahu Palace complex.. Kumara Pond in Polonnaruva. Rain falling on the ruins in the Parakramabahu Palace complex. The Parakramabahu Palace complex. Atadage (the Temple of the Tooth built by King Vijayabahu the Great), located in the Sacred Quadrangle. The Hatadage (the Temple of the Tooth built by King Nissankamalla). Inside the Hatadage. The Vatadage (also identified as the Temple of the Tooth) in the Sacred Quadrangle. Pabalu Vehera. Shiva Devale Number 2, the oldest Hindu shrine in Polonnaruva. Manik Vehara. Moss covered stone structure in Polonnaruva. Flooded ruins in Polonnaruva. Rankot Vehera. Sacred ruins in Polonnaruva. Water tank in Polonnaruva. Kiri Vehera. Lankatilaka, a vaulted type of image house built by Parakramabahu the Great in Polonnaruva. Looking at the standing Buddha image inside of Lankatilaka. Gal-Vihara, in Polonnaruva. Reclining Buddha sculpture at Gal-Vihara. The Lotus Pond in Polonnaruva. Paintings inside of the Tivanka Image House in Polonnaruva. More paintings in the Tivanka Image House. Water pooling in the forest inside Polonnaruva. One of many termite mounds found in Polonnaruva. Ruins with yoni and linga statues. Naipena Vihara. Sigiriya (“Lion’s Rock”), originally a monastery built in the 2nd to 1st centuries BC; King Kassapa I built a fortress, palace, and gardens here when he transferred the administrative center to here in the 5th-century AD. Sigiriya seen from the inner rampart. The path through the water garden to Sigiriya. The boulder garden at the foot of Sigiriya. Sign warning visitors about the resident hornets in the boulder garden. Paintings found on the side of Sigiriya (“Lion’s Rock”). Some more well-preserved paintings on the side of Sigiriya. Looking back toward the path leading to Sigiriya while climbing up the steps to the top of the rock. Mirror Wall. Looking past the Lion’s Rock, at the surrounding jungle. Lion’s Paw Terrace. Looking down at Lion’s Paw Terrace. The palace ruins on top of Sigiriya. Water tank on top of Sigiriya. Looking down at the water tank. Looking down at the path to Sigiriya and the water garden. Steps and path through the boulder garden. Looking at Sigiriya again from the water garden. Another view of Sigiriya from the water garden. Water lilies in the inner moat at Sigiriya. Looking at the rock mound where the Dambulla Cave Temple are located. The Golden Temple and freakish entrance to the Buddha museum at the Dambulla Cave Temple complex. The view from the hike up to the Dambulla Cave Temple. Outside the entrances to the cave temples. Reclining Buddha inside one of the smaller cave temples at Dambulla. Buddha statue and wall paintings inside the cave temple. Inside of Dambulla Cave Temple. Buddhas painted on the ceiling of the cave temple. Sitting Buddha statues inside of the cave temple. Painting of an elephant and rider on the cave temple ceiling. Stupa and a reclining Buddha inside the Dambulla Cave Temple. Buddha statues hanging out with each other inside of the cave temple. More Buddha paintings on the ceiling. Stupa and Buddha statues in another small cave in the Dambulla Cave Temple complex. Another reclining Buddha in a small cave in Dambulla. One of the entrances to the Flower Garden inside the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kandy. Walkway through the Flower Garden. Some more of the Flower Garden. Rose cactus with fruit. Giant Bamboo. Water monitor. Tree with tall, thin buttress roots. Inside the Fernery. The Mahaweli River. Cool looking flowers on a Burmese tree. Many bats hanging from the tree branches above. Double Coconut Palm tree from the Seychelles. Ceylon Tea Museum. Machinery on display inside the Ceylon Tea Museum. Mechanical roller used to crush the withered tea leaves. Driers used to stop the fermentation process in tea production. Withering fan used in the production of tea. Sample of “Gun Powder” tea – green tea prepared using the Chinese pan heating process. Tea bushes near the museum. Looking out over the tea plantation near the Ceylon Tea Museum. Sri Lankan jungle seen while walking through the hills in Kandy. View of Kandy nestled between the hills. Historic building in downtown Kandy. Sri Dalada Maligawa. Stupa inside the Temple of the god Natha complex. Poster found in Kandy.