17 March 2009

Sand Dunes of Panama


Panama (pronounced as pa:nəmə) is a fascinating place for a hiker. It is the last village before Yala National Park.

To reach here you have to travel to Monaragala and then take the Potuvil road via Siyambalanduwa. On the way you will pass Lahugala Nature Reserve which is quite popular for wild elephants. From Potuvil , you have to turn towards south and further travel about 20km to reach Panama which is at the edge of Yala.

The villagers here are very friendly and helpful. One of the key attractions of Panama is its sandy beaches with huge sand dunes. In fact these sand dunes saved the villagers from Tsunami Tradegy in 2004. There are two distinct long sand formations all along the coast creating enormous protecting walls.

Panama is a beautiful village by the Eastern Coast with an inimitable beauty!

11 comments:

foto CHIP said...

Nice photo and a lovely beach :)

Baruch said...

Beautiful sandy beach

Greyscale Territory said...

Love this next edition in your hiking series! i feel I am travelling with you seeing new worlds I may never see for real! Thanks for the journey!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Beautiful sand and beautiful beach.

Shirl said...

Wow this looks like a paradise worth visiting!
Nice shots.

mountain.mama said...

I would love to be able to hike in Panama!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

really lovely!

Bim said...

Lovely beach!

The Explorer said...

This one is nice...very calm...

Here is my post.
Garden View Inside Eastwood City

Gaelyn said...

Love the sand dunes. Looks like a beautiful place to hike, very good for the leg muscles walking on all the sand.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Foto CHIP,
Thanks for your comments!

Baruch,
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments!

Greyscale Territory,
Glad I could do it :) Thanks a million for your comments!

Autumn Bell @ KDP,
Thanks a lot for dropping by and for your comments!

Shirl,
Many Thanks for your comments and visiting my blog:)

Mountain.mama,
You would surely love hiking in this place:)

Jan,
Thanks for your comments!

Bim,
Many Thanks for your comments and visiting my blog:)

The Explorer,
Thanks a lot for your comments :)

Gaelyn,
Yes, long and wide beaches would surely give a lot of exercise to the leg muscle:)
Thanks a lot for your comments :)