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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

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The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…
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23rd January 2013 , By maggie
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Masks in Ambalangoda – An ancient art
On the southern coast of Sri Lanka is the small town of Ambalangoda renowned for the ancient craft of mask making. People of Amalangoda are supposed to be specialized in the crafting of masks for dances that have been a vital part of the daily lives of the village folk around the coastal region from time imme ...
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16th September 2012 , By Pushpitha Wijesinghe
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Mask Museum, Ambalangoda – Exploring Sri Lanka’s Vibrant Culture
The amazing island of Sri Lanka is rich in culture which is strongly reflected in the lives of the people of the country. This culture, which has evolved over hundreds of years, is so vibrant and striking that anyone would enjoy being a part of it and experiencing it. From theatre and music to art and literat ...
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14th September 2012 , By Pushpitha Wijesinghe
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Mask Museum, Ambalangoda – Preserving an ancient culture
Devil dancing and mask carving has been an integral part of the lives of the Sinhalese people on the southern west coast of Sri Lanka from ancient times. The delicate art of mask carving has been passed down from generation to generation and is still prevalent today but has lost its former status of glory and ...
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21st April 2012 , By Pushpitha Wijesinghe
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Traditional Approaches – Ariyapala Mask Museum Ambalangoda
Masks were an integral part of the rituals that accompanied the lives of the people of Sri Lanka from the country’s pre Buddhist days. They were a fact of life almost until the mid 20th century. The main types of masks in use were the Kolam, Sanni and Raksha. The Kolam masks were used in traditional satiric ...
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