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Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Sigiriya

Stuart and Meryl Jones travelled to Sri Lanka in March 2019 on a Travelbay Tailor Made Tour. On their return they shared with us a wonderful collection of their photos. We hope you enjoy as much as we did. ūüėä

 

Negombo

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Negombo

On the beach in Negombo

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Negombo

Rani Beach Resort

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Negombo

Negombo Fish Market - open daily for people to have a look around

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Negombo

Locally caught fish at the market. The fish is drying in the sun.

 

Dambulla

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Dambulla

Dambulla Cave Temples which have been in use since the 3rd Century and still in use today. It's full of statues of Buddha.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Dambulla

Some of the 150 Buddha statues in the Dambulla Cave Complex.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Dambulla

More statues.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Dambulla

The Dambulla Cave Temples are also known as the Golden Temple. They are the largest and best preserved in Sri Lanka.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Dambulla

Ceiling of the main cave.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Dambulla

This is the stupa of the golden temple in Dambulla, not the one in the cave, different temple.

 

Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Kegalle, home to 93 elephants and established in 1975.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Part of a big herd

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Bathing time

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

 

Minneriya National Park

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Minneriya National Park

This is on safari at Minneriya. There are approximately 350 Asian elephants here - the largest group in the world.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Minneriya National Park

Family of Asian elephants

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Minneriya National Park

Parent and baby

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Minneriya National Park

A herd of Asian elephants

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Minneriya National Park

On safari

 

Sigiriya

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Sigiriya

Sigiriya, located in the Mathale District. The King fled to this rock to hide from his brothers attack.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Sigiriya

The start of the climb to the top of Sigiriya

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Sigiriya

The lion foot which gives the name Lion Rock to Sigiriya

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Sigiriya

The King's swimming pool on Sigiriya

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Sigiriya

View from the top

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Sigiriya

One of the three breeds of toque macaques at Sigiriya

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Sigiriya

Beautiful water lily near Sigiriya

 

Polonnaruwa

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Polonnaruwa

Royal Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, first established by the Chola Dynasty in the 10th Century. This is the Vatadage, 18m in diameter, possibly originally for the temple of the tooth.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Polonnaruwa

Stone figure of Buddha

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Polonnaruwa

Buddha Statue Gal Vihara, built from one slab of granite rock in the 12th century

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Polonnaruwa

This is the audience hall

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Polonnaruwa

The circular house, Vatadage

 

Kandy

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kandy

New Buddha statue seen on drive to Kandy at Giritale

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kandy

Kandy, the Golden Temple

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kandy

Lotus display near Temple of the Tooth

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kandy

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy. The Tooth casket is shown from the middle set of gold doors.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kandy

The tooth casket

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kandy

The Great Hall showing the story of the tooth history in pictures around the ceiling.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kandy

Miniature casket replica

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kandy

The Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. Construction began in 1821.

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kandy

Kandy Lake also known as Sea of Milk. It's a man-made lake.

 

Nuwara Eliya and surrounds

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - train to Nanu Oya

Our train from Kandy to Nanu Oya

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Nuwara Eliya

Tea Plantation

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Nuwara Eliya

Tea plantation

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Nuwara Eliya

Small terraced tea plantations

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Nuwara Eliya

Seetha Amman Temple

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Nuwara Eliya

Seetha Amman Temple

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Nuwara Eliya

Damro Tea Plantation

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Nuwara Eliya

Tea being processed

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Nuwara Eliya

Damro tea fields

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Nuwara Eliya

Damro tea fields

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Ravana Falls at Ella. 25m tall

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Ravana Falls

Ravana Falls

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Ella

Mount Heaven Hotel at Ella. Stopped here for a coffee and the view

 

Yala National Park

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Oak Ray Wild Resort

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

The pool at Oak Ray Wild Resort

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Stuart on safari

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Toque Macaque

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Water Buffalo

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Peahen

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Asian elephant

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Malabar Pied Hornbill

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Water Buffalo

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Crocodile

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Asian elephant adult and baby

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Time for a bath

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Beautiful peacock

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Yala National Park

Dazzling Bee Eater

 

Galle and Kogalla

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kogalla

Stilt fishermen in Kogalla - now only a tourist attraction

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kogalla

View of the Laccadive Sea and stilts

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kogalla

Laccadive Sea in Kogalle

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Galle

Sea wall at Galle

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kogalla

Sea Wall and Laccadive Sea

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kogalla

Amari Resort in Galle - view from our room

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Kogalla

Amari Resort Galle

 

The return drive to Colombo

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Peraliya

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Mask factory at Bentota

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Bentota

Meryl trying a mask for size

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Madu RIver

Madu River

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Madu RIver

Slicing cinnamon sticks

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Madu RIver

Veggie shop on the Madu River

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Madu RIver

Traditional transport

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Turtle hatchery

Sea turtle hatchery centre in Ahungalle

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Turtle hatchery

Leather back turtle

Travelbay Sri Lanka Tours - Customer Reviews - Stuart & Meryl Jones - Colombo

Golden Buddha Statue in Viharamahadevi Park, formerly Victoria Park in Colombo

Thank you Stuart and Meryl for sending us such a wonderful selection of your photos.