The Thai Prince Who Became A Monk In Ceylon

The ruins of a Siamese-style dagoba on Galgodiyana island, off the coast of Matara, still remain today, despite the damage inflicted by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

The stupa was built in the early 1900s by a monk with an unusual backstory: born a Thai prince, Prisdang Chumsai abandoned his title and positions for a life of seclusion.

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