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Villa Arcadia

Discovery Time...

April 20, 2017

Ritigala Strict Natural Reserve

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The Ritigala Strict Natural Reserve with its giant trees and extensive ruins of an ancient city, lie about 140 km from Villa Arcadia.

The ruins of the monastery on the Ritigala Mountain, dating back to 1st century B.C., cover an area of 24 hectares.

A hewn stone path 1.5 meters wide meanders upwards through the forest, linking the major buildings, huge stone-cut Ayurvedic oil baths, ponds, circular platforms, courtyards, artificial waterfalls, granite Budha statues and lookouts.

It is a beautiful walk through three different types of forest, among amazing trees, gray monkeys and butterflies.

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