After the Yala experience, it was time to start heading west again to get back to Colombo in time. We decided to head for Ella, with a short stop on the way.
The short stop was at Buduruwagala, an ancient rock temple, more than 1000 years old, with seven Buddhist figures carved into the face of a large cliff. The largest one is actually the tallest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, almost 16 metres high.
A couple of hours later we arrived in Ella, a small town in the hill country of Sri Lanka, very popular with backpackers and tourists in general. Lots of European style bars and restaurants, but not much of a local flair.
It was a beautiful day so we went for an afternoon hike to see some of the most famous local tourist attractions.
Rawana Ella Falls
Little Adams Peak
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