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Adams Peak

Adam's Peak, a conical peak, about 7,000 ft. high, in the S. of Ceylon, 45 miles E.S.E. of Colombo. Mohammedans and Buddhists regard the spot with equal veneration, for at the summit of the mountain, within a small wooden temple, is a depression in the ground, 5-1/2 ft. by 2-1/4 ft., which the former assert to be the footprint of Adam, whilst the latter are no less confident that it was made by Buddha as he stepped over to Siam. The shadow cast by Adam's Peak at sunrise is one of the most extraordinary sights in the world.