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Pethikada, Sigiriya

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Browse through fine Sri Lankan art at Pethikada, an art gallery packed with traditional and modern paintings and handicrafts. Carved wooden sculptures, statues and statuettes, and lacquerware occupy a spacious and well-lit setting. Run by a university-educated artist who is an expert in restoring and reproducing ancient rock and temple paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries, the workshop keeps age-old traditions alive but also applies some modern interpretations. Use our Sigiriya trip itinerary builder to add Pethikada and other attractions to your Sigiriya vacation plans.
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  • Jagath the owner of Pethikada art gallery is a cleaver artist with lots of talent. Great paintings done on canvas and wood. He has some beautiful collection of sigiriya rock paintings looks the same. ...  more »
  • Gorgeous select pieces of hand painted Sri Lankan art. The owner carefully explained the various style and periods of art movements in Sri Lanka. Upon consideration, I bought a beautiful piece of Kand...  more »
  • Pethikada is the right place to view the local art at display it supports the local talent and people of the region and best to visit in afternoon . so you can find some shade  more »

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Offering an introduction to the history and culture of the state, Panjim sits above a wide river and boasts a laid-back, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Wearing its colonial heritage proudly in its contemporary multiculturalism, Panjim represents one of the most accessible and international cities in the country. Historical attractions in Panjim include a number of colonial Portuguese churches and other storied buildings, lining the leafy thoroughfares and dotting the knotted streets of the main European-influenced districts. The whitewashed architecture of the walkable city center gives way to golden beaches to the south along the coast--popular day trip ideas with locals and tourists alike.
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