03 May 2010

Trees in the Lake

Above interesting photo was taken from the tank bund of Thisa Wewa (Tank) of Thissamaharama. Thisa wewa is one of the most scenic places in Sri Lanka. I’ll prove it with some pictures soon.

Thissamaharama is a town south of Sri Lanka situated in a vital location. Some of the facts are mentioned below.

The main temple of Thissamaharama is one of the 16 sacred places of Sri Lanka for Buddhists. In addition there are number of important places with archaeological importance. Thissamaharama is very close to culturally important venue of Katharagama, where people from all religions and race come to worship throughout the year. Also it is the closest town to the southern entrance of Yala National Park.


Delilah said...

nice :)btw were you in Yala this weekend?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Delilah,
No I was there a month ago. Thanks for dropping by and for your comments :)

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful tree, looks like a wonderful place. Beautiful photo!

clo said...

you leave in a really beautiful island...
thanks to share all these wonderful photos...
i love the rhino moth too....strange ...:o)
we have here a sort of beetle like that...who looks to rhinoceros...
best regards from south of France....

rainfield61 said...

You managed to spot a beautiful place.

Offthebeatentrack said...

Nice...used to love the old Tissa rest house before all the modifications. Have you taken the boat ride to the island in the center? We took an oruwa yeears ago, there was a Sambhur that was on there and could be hand fed.

Harshi said...

Wow.. it's so artistic.. the tree (with its perfect fan like shape) and the lake around.

I've been there a long time back so have no memory of this wewa or the temple at all. Hope to visit there again.

Magerata said...

Thx for sharing KP, brings about memories. @Offthebeatentrack, we tried to actually ride the oruwa by ourselves and ended up going in circles (lack of knowledge in steering) in the lake until a person from the rest house came and rescued us.

George said...

This is a beautiful picture of a wonderful scene.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful, K.... Can't wait to see more pictures from Thissamaharama.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks a lot! :)

You are most welcome.
Yes I have seen on pictures a type of beetle with a rhino like horn
Best wishes from SL!

Thanks! Yes, it was quite unique I thought.

I went on a boat around the tank but did not go to the island.
Sambhur in the island? I should have gone there to see it :)

There are any trees there and this is just one. Also you could see similar trees in Uda Walawe too.

Yes, steering any sort of boat for the first time is a very challenging experience.
You need to have perfect balance of the boat, the strokes of the oar as well as the timing according to the flow of the water. I have tried a similar boat in Bolgoda Lake once. We went down the stream quite easily and we had a time getting the boat back on the upstream. The oar did not work the way we wanted, so finally we had to use some improvised methods to get it back ;)

Thanks a lot :)

I’ll upload them soon. Thanks for your comments :)

Janith said...

Lovely shot K! Are those Water Buffaloes near the tree?

Waiting to see more pictures of Tissa! :D

Kirigalpoththa said...

You have good eye-sight. They are buffaloes :)
I’ll upload more photos soon. Thanks for your comments.

Rick (Ratty) said...

Very beautiful scene. I'm glad I red the last comment. I clicked the picture so I could see the buffaloes.

Knatolee said...

I think I've been there!! The tree is exquisite.

Anonymous said...

That tree is so bosai-like.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks! Yes, buffaloes were faraway, so not that clear in the picture.

Since you have come to Yala, you must have surely gone over the dam of this tank and seen these trees :)

Yes, it surely does :)

Thanks all for your comments!

Wild Sri Lanka said...


Anjana Gunawardena said...

Nice capture. I can remember this tree and few other trees around in the Tissa wewa. Hope to see more pics on this.


Diane AZ said...

Beautiful and fascinating tree in the lake. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wild Sri Lanka,
Thanks Brother!

It is hard not to stop and spend a few minutes when you pass this scenery over the dam of the tank.
I shall upload more soon. :)
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments!

Diane AZ,
Yep I thought it is quite unique to see such big trees in water..
Thanks a lot for your comments :)

Unknown said...

Aweosme phot of this impressive tree.

Loshini said...

Nice shot, K!

Penny Says said...

Hi Kirigalpoththa...i'm back after quite some time...
lovely as always...:)

Vicente B said...

Just awesome...!!! great picture my friend...!!!! must be a beautiful place....!!!.

thecouple said...

beautiful. do post more pictures :)

Me-shak said...

Looks like an umbrella. Amazing eh? Love the green. Looking forward for more.

Ele ^_^ said...

Beautiful atmosphere ^^

betchai said...

that is a very interesting picture of a tree.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks a lot!

Many Thanks!

Good to see you back on blogger world :)

Vicente B,
Thanks mate :)

I will post more for sure :)

yep, it is a BIG umbrella :)

Ele ^_^,
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments!

Thanks a lot as always!

Mumbai Paused said...

We have tanks like these in parts of Karnataka, India. But this is def. more scenic!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Mumbai Paused,
Thanks a lot for your comments!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

very fabulous shot!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Jingle!