Ritigala was once a sprawling monastic complex, abandoned in the 10th and 11th centuries following a series of invasions from India. Today, some ruins of the monastery still stand – wander through the forest along old paths, painstakingly made using large stone slabs, and lose yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this beautiful environment as you explore the various relics which remain. Our host is highly-knowledgeable about Buddhism and Sri Lanka’s ancient history, and will bring Ritigala to life with his stories, giving you a glimpse of the thriving monastery it once was – a place for teaching, meditation and a home for a large monastic community who chose to give up worldly pleasures and devote themselves to a simple way of life.
Includes : Snacks & Mineral Water
Difficulty : None
What to Wear : Comfortable clothing
Duration : Approximately 3hrs
Suitable for Children : Not suitable
Recommend Times : Morning
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