Buddhism is indelibly stamped in Sri Lanka. The majority of the population is Buddhist (the remainder are Hindu, Muslim and Christian). Nowhere is this more evident than in the monuments and monasteries scattered throughout the island. Monks still carry begging bowls, from door to door, to collect rice and curry from the villagers. There are Buddhist temples all over the country. Close to Sri Villas there are ancient temples with frescoes, temples on inland islands and temples with sleeping Buddhas.