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history walk

Explore an ancient Kingdom with a local

history walk

Explore an ancient Kingdom with a local

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Tickets, Food
Hosted in
English
history walk

Explore an ancient Kingdom with a local

history walk

Explore an ancient Kingdom with a local

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Tickets, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

-Starting from the old Jubilee post: The location where the Portuguese were once brought into the kingdom. The King took them on a long route to trick the Portuguese into thinking that the kingdom was far from the port. -Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya: The Rajamaha Viharaya is one of the oldest functioning temples in Sri Lanka. It's 600 years old and is home to a few elephants. -Before going to the next location, enjoy a local porridge made of herbal leaves, coconut and heirloom rice. -The ancient Ambalama: This ancient structure is in the heart of the city and was built 500 years ago for Pilgrims, travellers, and traders. Right behind the Ambalama is a newly discovered underground structure. Some say it was built to hide the Buddhas tooth relic. -Beddagana wetland park: Visit the old wetland park which is home to many bird species, the resident Mugger Crocodile, and the endemic fishing cat. Try and spot the remnants of the old kingdom. -Beddagana Royal cemetery: Visit the old tombs of the kings. -The Kings Palace: Visit the old Kings Palace and the maze of old structures scattered around this ancient city. -Kotte museum: Check out old artefacts, traditions of the time and how life was in this ancient city. This museum holds many surprises. -End your tour of the ancient Kingdom over a refreshing king coconut.

Your host

Sk

Sk

My name is Shehan de silva, known as Sk by most. I am of Dutch Burgher(Eurasian) and Sinhalese lineage. My mother is a roman catholic and my father is a Buddhist This gives me a unique perspective on multicultural Sri lanka. I am currently living in the capital/old kingdom Kotte. I am passionate about History, food and sustainability. I also teach at schools, own a sustainable business that makes accessories out of recycled flip flops, co-own a travel company built on social enterprise and take part in Triathlons in my spare time. I love meeting new people, sharing stories and knowledge. I've been hosting friends, travellers and a few celebrities from around the world for the last decade. I think of my self as a humble student of life who is a kid at heart. I love my island home and try to give back to her in what ever i do.

What's included

Food
Local herbal porridge and sweet treats.
Tickets
Tickets to the wetland park and Museum
Transportation
Tuk tuk rides to all the locations

Where you'll be

-Starting from the old Jubilee post: The location where the Portuguese were once brought into the kingdom. The King took them on a long route to trick the Portuguese into thinking that the kingdom was far from the port. -Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya: The Rajamaha Viharaya is one of the oldest functioning temples in Sri Lanka. It's 600 years old and is home to a few elephants. -Before going to the next location, enjoy a local porridge made of herbal

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring your sunscreen and mosquito replant (If you dont have its fine, the host will provide)
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history walk
Explore an ancient Kingdom with a local
New experience
From $50/person
New experience
From $50/person