Eleven Years in Ceylon

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Eleven Years in Ceylon

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Author: Jonathan Forbes

Type: Hardback

ISBN: 9789391928278

Date: 14th November, 2023


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  2. Asian
  3. Memoirs


In this second volume, the author describes the places of interest, sports, flora, and fauna of Ceylon Island. The reader is taken on a tour of the ancient fortresses of Sigiriya, the description of the famed leopards and elephants there, his journey to Trincomalee, the accounts of canals and artificial lakes, the beautiful buildings and ancient temples and monuments there, elephant catching, the description of the aboriginals of Ceylon, the mountains of Lakagella, the funerary rites of the Sinhalese rulers, the description of various plants found there, like the cinnamon trees, the dangerous venomous snakes, the flora and fauna of Kandy, the Horton plains.

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