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Pictures from Nalanda Gedige in Sri Lanka:

                         Nalanda Gedige in Sri Lanka
                         Nalanda Gedige in Sri Lanka.

Nalanda Gedige is an ancient sanctuary located 25 km away from Matale and 20 km from Dambulla. It was probably built between the 9th and the 11th century.  The Pagoda-like structure is made by stone. It is one of the earliest stone building in Sri Lanka. It is a remarkable creation of ancient Sinhalese in a composite style that exhibits a nice fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism. It is named after the great Buddhist University at Nalanda in India. Despite its interest, the site does not attract many tourists.
 
Nalanda Gedige (detail) in Sri Lanka.
Nalanda Gedige (detail) in Sri Lanka.


Stupa in the ancient site of the Nalanda Gedige, Sri Lanka
Circular stupa in the ancient site of the Nalanda Gedige, Sri Lanka.


 

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