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Adam’s Peak Falls, Ceylon

Adam's Peak Falls, Ceylon

Adam Peak Falls in Ceylon #IMG329

This 10m-high water fall flows from the aquifers of Sri Pada & later on to Maskeli Oya Reservoir near Maskeliya.

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Artist / photographer: B.F.K Rives
Date: 1880 – 1885
Caption: Adam’s Peak, also known as Samanalakande (Butterfly Mountain), stands at 7,353 feet. The area has been a pilgrimage place for thousands of years. The existence of a huge footprint on its summit, means that it has come to be regarded as being a holy place. Christians believe it to be the place where Adam first stood when cast out of heaven, whilst Buddhists believe that the footprint belongs to Buddha and refer to the mountain as Sri Pada (Holy Footprint).

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