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Kandy | Meemure


The distance from Colombo capital to Meemure is about 188 km. Meemure is one of the most remote villages in Sri Lanka with the only access via a 14 km (8.7 mi) trail from the town of Loolwatte. Lakegala mountain is in Meemure village. It is thought of the place wherever King Ravana raised the Dhadu Monara or Dhandu Monara. Meemure village owns an exceptional natural beauty. It is rich with natural Beauty and Traditional Sri Lankan styles. According to the legend stories of the village goes back to 5000 years Lakegala that settled near this village was belonged to king Ravana. Pyramid-shaped Lakegala was used by Ravana as a source of security energy and people believe there was a tunnel in Lakegala at the time of Rama - Ravana War Most people believe that Ravana's corpse Been placed in Lakegala. The Knuckles Creek System contains at least 25 species of freshwater fish with 8 endemic species and 7 nationally threatened fish species recorded. The Knuckles Forest area has a rich birdlife composition and has recorded over 130 species of birds. More than 10 migratory species of birds are also found here.

The villagers build environmentally friendly homes using clay and 'Illuk', which lasts for 30 to 40 years. They mark their land boundary, using walls of quirts. This building wall technology can only be seen in any village in Sri Lanka.


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