Historic Images of Sri Lanka

Native Sinhalese Toddy collector

Native Sinhalese Toddy collector

Native Sinhalese Toddy collector #IMG775

Toddy (Raa) is the sap of palm trees used as a beverage. To collect palm sap, the flower bud is cut at the tip before it blossoms and a pot (clay pot) is hung to collect the sap. This tradition method of collecting Toddy is slowly becoming a rare scene. Read more…

Kandy lake bund & steps towards Temple

Kandy lake 1800s

Kandy lake bund, near Temple of the tooth late 1800s #IMG774

Kandy Lake is a lake in the heart of the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. Built in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha of Sri Lanka next to the Temple of the Tooth.
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