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Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth: Photo 15

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The same temple from the other side of the wall.  The Sinhalese fondness for tiled roofs extends to setting a tiled cap on top of domed.  It's an esthetic preference, though defensible on the purely functional grounds that such roofs resist rain damage better than domes, with their inevitable cracks and leaks.

 

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