One is going north, the other one is going west and I'm going east. I bid farewell to my travel mates as my designated bus roared to life. We all have to go on our own ways. Mine was Tissamaharama. The start of upcountry. Also famous for Yala National Park. Unfortunately, dry season starts in september which means I can't go. There are other parks to go on a safari but Yala is meant to be the best. Still, I went to Tissa out of curiosity. I was pleased to find out that there are a few ancient sites scattered around town. Spent the better half of the day exploring them.
Towering white domes protrude the sky in this tranquil town. Dagobas (also called stupas) are sacred storages of Buddhist relics. Most of them are said to contain a body part of the Buddha himself. You can see these holy structures everywhere around Tissa.