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Ussangoda. The Cosmic Beauty

Only few people know (or maybe it's good? Places are not trampled!), that Southern Province of Sri Lanka, in particular, the site from Tangalle to Hambantota is a real land of miracles and a truly cradle of civilization. What are only excavations of archaeologists in the region of Ambalantota cost, where the most ancient remains of humans on the Earth are found.
The wonders of the Hambantota Area do not end there. Approximately 20 minutes from Kahandamodara, the location place of Lankarus, there is one more unique place.
Ussangoda is a place of natural beauty and one of the main archaeological sites on the road to sacred Kataragama in Nonagama Junction. This place is also a nature reserve and is located in the southern turtle breeding zone. Ussangoda — this is a part of the hill on the ocean, which extends over a significant area. But unlike the landscapes around it, it is covered only with herbs, several kinds of small shrubs and thorny cactis. The top of the Ussangoda area looks like a plateau of considerable length.

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Geological and Archaeological Significance
Ussangoda — this place is quite unusual in composition and structure of the soil, as well as flora, and, in fact, the location itself. Among the local Sinhala population there are a lot of folk stories connected with this place. The general essence of the stories and the faith of people is that the Ussangoda plateau is part of a meteorite that once fell down in antiquity here, and the epicenter of the fall itself is nearby. The main confirmation for this belief is the soil of the color of red brick with a huge amount of impurity of the fused iron, which gives the soil a characteristic reddish color, which is unique for this plot of land. Some rocks and soil layers contain what, as some believe, are traces of extreme heat (caused by an event such as a meteorite fall). According to the researchers, the composition of the soil and the fused rock indicates a colossally high concentration of minerals / metals. Crushed stone has a high concentration of iron. Magnets react strongly enough to him. The need for further research is confirmed by the authorities of Sri Lanka. In some places, especially from the shore of the ocean, you can clearly observe having several layers of colored rock, usually with a distinct and contrasting tint. Our guests, who have visited this place, celebrate everything as one — the landscapes of Ussangoda are truly fantastic and in the literal sense of the word unearthly. Someone compares the photographs taken here with photographs of the surface of Mars. This stunningly beautiful area of Sri Lanka can not be compared to any other even adjacent region of the country.

And although scientific chemical and biological research in Ussangoda took place, however, it is unclear whether the assumptions about the meteorite were verified. Publications on this subject contain rather scant information. At the same time, Ussangoda is located in a geographic proximity to another archaeological site of "Miniha Gal Kanda", where evidence for the existence of prehistoric men was found.

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Legends
There are several legends associated with this place. It is considered sacred and forbidden for any general works. In Sri Lanka, it is widely believed that Ussangoda is the home of a local demigod named Mangara. Other beliefs are based on an alternative version of the Ramayana epic. There are many stories related to Ravana in the people. According to the Hindu Puranas, Ussangoda was a place for one of the runways of the demon Ravana — Pushpaka Vimana (ancient flying machine).
True or not, it is up to the visitors of this fantastic natural park, which, with or without legends, leaves an indelible impression on everyone.

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More about the history of Hambantota district, where you can find Ussangoda, you can find out by visiting these places, hotels by Lankarus. Exciting historical excursions to the many priceless historical monuments of the Tangalle region — Hambantota are available in the home region of our company.

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