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Back to buddhism's basics in sri lanka

After years of domestic strife, the country is now safe to visit and its sacred sites offer Thai Buddhists an unparalleled opportunity to experience their faith in a country where devotion remains largely unaffected by modernity's march

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'Ayu Bowan! May you live a long life!" When you hear this greeting, which is often accompanied by a gesture similar to a Thai wai, you know you are in Sri Lanka, a lush green tropical island with an ancient culture. 

LION ROCK: Monks walking towards the Sigiriya rock fortress, famous for its fresco of court ladies on a cliff as well as ancient Sri Lanka’s advanced water management and architecture.

After more than 20 years of the Tamil Tigers' insurgency, the civil war that had afflicted Sri Lanka with violence and turmoil finally came to an end in 2009, and the country's new-found peace allows it to welcome visitors back once again.

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