Photo of hundreds of candles and an old man lighting up incense

Lighting incense

  • Taken: August 16, 2016 21:11
  • Location: Ruwanwelisaya stupa, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Map

Old man lighting up incense in Ruwanwelisaya stupa, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. We visited ancient Anuradhapura temple city during full moon ceremonies and witnessed really beautiful traditions and cultural phenomena. Lots of dedicated Buddhists, thousands of candles and endless smell of incense made this place really special.

Tip: Dress in white during fullmoon ceremonies in Buddhist temples. So do all the locals as well.

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  • Aperture ƒ/1.8
  • Focal length 55mm
  • ISO 500
  • Shutter speed 1/60s