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Tissamaharama Raja maha Viharaya, which is a very impressive Buddhist temple, is located in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Malaka Sanjaya W
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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this is another spot sacred to the buddhist people in Sri Lanka. It is an important place of... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tissamaharama Raja maha Viharaya, which is a very impressive Buddhist temple, is located in Tissamaharama in the Hambantota District of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.Tissamaharama stupa is a bubble-shaped and one of the largest dagabas in Sri Lanka. The height of this stupa is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is another spot sacred to the buddhist people in Sri Lanka. It is an important place of worship because of its historicval significance, and the legends woven around the temple. Must observe modest dress and it is bare feet in the temple premises.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

i visit this temple when i visit Kataragama once a year and i enjoy the peaceful nature of the location. you have two car parks near to the temple and shops are available to buy flowers and avoid a long walk from the main car...More

Thank kasun005
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This Buddhist temple is a very ancient and historical place in the southern part of Sri Lanka. The main attraction is the giant Pagoda. there are some very old historical ruins in and around this temple and you must visit to this place while you...More

Thank Romenco
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a nice Buddha temple in Tissamaharama and even though there are so many buddhist temples in srilanka i feel each is individually different and beautiful in different ways

Thank mythili_rm19
Reviewed 22 March 2017

in comprison to most buddhist shrines in Sri lanka this is my favourite for its serenity. even though it attracts large crowds going towards Kathragama, ppl only stay for a short while there fore stupa premises is largely deserted specially during working days i can...More

Thank Prasanna A
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This temple is of deep historical, cultural and religious significance. A must visit. Traditionally all those travelling to kataragama first worship at Tissamaharamaya... It is said that a tooth relic as well as a forehead bone relic of Lord buddha was placed here.

Thank Arunikaf
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Despite being a national heritage and Buddhist temple, there's couple of kohomba trees next to the stupa, which rumored to have tasteless leaves. Well, not sure if its true. But visiting at night and staying a while next to the stupa is a soul touching...More

1  Thank DakshithaLK
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a an old Buddhist Temple here.A big dagoba.This temple is well maintained. A quick stop is good to enjoy the temple.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A must see place. The Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It was one of the four major Buddhist monasteries established in Sri Lanka, after the arrival of Arhant Mahinda Thera to the country.

2  Thank Lion Dharshana W
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