Beautiful moments of a trip to the southern part of the country with natural beauty...
How are you all my friends? I believe you are doing well and busy working on professional and blockchain journeys. I have already explained to you the consequences of nature and inclination. So if I get some rest I will not miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful regions of nature. I have managed my time well to blend in with the busy work these days and nature. Today I am going to show you some details of a tour I made through some parts of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.
With the spread of the corona virus, people are increasingly using the opportunity to stay at home. As a result, the number of vehicles on the road also decreased. As a result, traffic congestion has been greatly reduced. We were able to drive the vehicle without shifting gears while driving along the road.
If you are a person who has visited Sri Lanka before, I am sure you have fully understood that agriculture is our traditional industry. When you see paddy fields full of paddy, there is a lot of evidence of that. When a large number of green paddy trees are added to a paddy field, the whole environment is green, which gives great relief to the mind. Also, if you have the opportunity to walk through a paddy field, you will have the opportunity to face the gentle breeze. You have to experience it. Words are not enough.
I forgot to tell you. I am now traveling from Dickwella to Mirissa. This region consists of areas along the southern coast. But along the way I had the opportunity to go through several biodiversity hotspots. An old building that was used a while ago but is now crumbling caught my camera lens because I could see something strange in it. Different people's visuals vary according to photo angles. I had the opportunity to meet a large number of fishermen, farmers and traders throughout these areas.
Gradually I came closer to the city of Matara. The Nilwala River which flows into the sea through the city of Matara is a river of great pride. There is no shortage of water here, whether it rains or not. But most of the time, the rain falls in a very severe manner, covering many of the surrounding lowlands. Various mangrove plants can be found in this river and on the banks of the river. In that sense, the Nilwala River region is a unique place for biodiversity. Endemic birds and freshwater fish species are especially abundant here. Particularly alarming is the large number of crocodiles that live in the river. If you ask someone what the Nilwala River is already, they say it is a crocodile-infested river.
There are two ways to reach Matara from Tangalle town. One is the newly built road near the beach. The other is the old road that has been built bordering the Nilwala River since that time. When you come to Matara along the old road you will see an old temple built on a small hill top. It was only when I went there that I came to know that the landscape of the Nilwala River is a good view of the temple grounds. But I did not try to enter the temple. I just wanted to take a few photos. It is a comforting sight to see a large Bo tree shading beside the temple. The sound of the leaves of that plant is sweet even to the ear. When the wind blows a little, the leaves of the tree make a pleasant sound to the ears.
The Matara Bo tree is the place that illuminates the city of Matara with incense and lanterns. It is customary for anyone who travels a long distance to stop at this place to worship the Buddha and leave. As individuals we must be committed to respecting any religion. Even non-believers revere this place because they have devotion to it. Every day a large number of people can be seen staying in this small temple.
While driving from Matara to Mirissa we saw several small hills. Because it was located on the edge of the sea, only a small number of plants grew on the top of the hill. Plants endemic to the wet zone are not allowed to grow here due to their salinity.
This beautiful river that flows through Mirissa was seen flowing very peacefully. A beautiful charm of the whole environment remained with this peace. We felt a sense of relief as the wind blew across the river. Anyone passing through Mirissa has the opportunity to stop at this place and enjoy its beauty as well as the breeze. Most of the people in this region lived from the fishing industry. These fishermen, who are involved in freshwater as well as seawater fishing industry, make a significant contribution to the area.
Tourist lodges and hotels are currently being built along the Mirissa Coastal Zone. These have been built with the foreign tourism industry in mind. Tourist hoteliers in the Mirissa area have been able to earn a large income from the tourism industry throughout the recent past. But with the spread of the corona virus came a major setback for the tourism industry. At the same time the hotel owners had taken steps to sell them at a loss. I am confident that this area will once again be a unique tourist attraction in the future. I say goodbye for now, hoping to meet up with another similar travel experience.