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Dr Aruna Kondasinghe

Easy access. Religious vibes. Hot during day time. 18 bends very interesting. Roads are much better... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Dr. Aruna K
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Beautiful historic temple

We had a wonderful visit to this very historic temple despite the awful weather - it was pouring... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
profjoypc
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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16 Sep 2017
“Dr Aruna Kondasinghe”
25 Jan 2017
“Beautiful historic temple”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Mahiyanganaya, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Easy access. Religious vibes. Hot during day time. 18 bends very interesting. Roads are much better now. Must see at least once. Dr ARUNA S KONDASINHA

Thank Dr. Aruna K
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had a wonderful visit to this very historic temple despite the awful weather - it was pouring with rain and skies were grey as my photos show. Nevertheless, we waded through flooded paths to see it and were not disappointed. It has a magnificent...More

4  Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Main attraction of Mahiyanganaya is the Mahiyangana Temple.. This is the perahara season for Mahiyanganaya.. must visit place if you are a budhdhist

2  Thank Vishwa S
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple in Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka. It is believed to be the site of Gautama Buddha's first visit to the country, and is one of the Solosmasthana, the 16 sacred religious locations in Sri Lanka.

4  Thank The History T
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple in Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka. It is believed to be the site of Gautama Buddha's first visit to the country, and is one of the Solosmasthana, the 16 sacred religious locations in Sri Lanka.

4  Thank Lion Dharshana W
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Authorities should take nessesory steps to preserve the beauty of this heritage site. Information center would be a good additive with some security staff and proper housekeeping.

1  Thank Anuruth
Reviewed 19 September 2015

PLEASE NOTE!!! This is a review for Veddha people in Dambana Village near Mahiyanganaya, Sri Lanka (which I cannot find in any list of trip advisor). I was so eager to meet with these people, I visited their village and I tried to arrange a...More

4  Thank vPetrosHv
Reviewed 4 March 2015

A two hour bus ride from Kandy, the 'Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara' is a sprawling and scenic site of pilgrimage and veneration. You will love the ten kilometre, winding road that descends onto the plains of Uva Province. Sunrise and sunset are rather nice. There...More

1  Thank N N
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

It was visited by Buddha during his first visit to Sri Lanka, by playing role to mediate and calm the conflict of two tribes living there originally and turned the area and people to be Buddha's followers.

Thank lsg181
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

We visited on our way back to Kandy after visiting the Vedda tribe. Great place to stop and wander around, although the large elephant at the rear that was chained up didn't look to happy.

Thank Renoir999
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