I cannot explain the experience; I've watched many a sunrise from different corners of the world, yet this was extraordinary. The stillness around you, the sounds of nature... you don't realize that you're holding your breath while waiting for the first rays of the day.
The Kings of the great Ceylonese, did not only leave behind treasured remnants of an eclectic past, but also created these colossal man-made lakes and tanks that collected rain water to be used during the droughts. Their far-thinking strategies still contribute greatly to the villages which rely solely on their cultivation. Boat on the Tissa [...]