Heading north from Tangalla I visited the Rock Temples of Mulkirigala. They’re up this rock (pic).
In the long climb to the top you pass five temples that contain enormous reclining Buddhas (pic). They rather put me in mind of the Ron Mueck sculptures I saw in São Paulo in November. I don’t expect you find that particularly enlightening, though.
It was a blisteringly hot day that needed plenty of water breaks, but the lush, gentle scenery, and constant smiles and waves from locals, made it another lovely day of biking. There was lots of this sort of thing (pic).
Miles today: 41
Total miles: 102
Miles since Dondra Head: 64