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!