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Postcards from abroad | The journey continues in Sri Lanka – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Visitors take in an expansive view after climbing 1,200 stairs to the top of Sigiriya Sky Fortress near the town of Dambulla in central Sri Lanka. Considered by many to be the most famous tourist attraction in the country, Sigiriya Lion Rock is an ancient fortress known for its massive column of rock that reaches nearly 200 meters high. The site dates to the reign of King Kasyapa, who had it built in the third century after choosing it as his new capital. He decorated the walls with frescoes and built his palace on top of the rock column, accessible only through the mouth of an enormous carved lion. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Visitors take in an expansive view after climbing 1,200 stairs to the top of Sigiriya Sky Fortress near the town of Dambulla in central Sri Lanka.

Considered by many to be the most famous tourist attraction in the country, Sigiriya Lion Rock is an ancient fortress known for its massive column of rock that reaches nearly 200 meters high. The site dates to the reign of King Kasyapa, who had it built in the third century after choosing it as his new capital. He decorated the walls with frescoes and built his palace on top of the rock column, accessible only through the mouth of an enormous carved lion.

Sentinel photographer Shmuel Thaler is currently traveling in south Asia. During that time we’ll follow his journey by publishing some of the images he takes along the way.

As a statue of the Buddha brings a peaceful aura to her home, a village woman prepares a traditional Sri Lanka meal for visitors along the shore of Thalkote Lake near Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Buddhism is the major religion in Sri Lanka, with 70.2% of the population identifying as Buddhist. Of the remaining Sri Lankans, 12.6% identify as Hindu, 9.7% identify as Muslim and 6.1% identify as Christian.(Shmuel Thaler - Santa Cruz Sentinel)
As a statue of the Buddha brings a peaceful aura to her home, a village woman prepares a traditional Sri Lanka meal for visitors along the shore of Thalkote Lake near Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Buddhism is the major religion in Sri Lanka, with 70.2% of the population identifying as Buddhist. Of the remaining Sri Lankans, 12.6% identify as Hindu, 9.7% identify as Muslim and 6.1% identify as Christian.(Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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