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Archaeological Gem...

Well preserved ruins with wonderful stone carvings are a joy to explore. The ruins and the temple... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Great experiance

Stumbled upon this place on a motorbike tour never knew this place existed and it's so cool to... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Gareth A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Yapahuwa Temple, Yapahuwa, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting visit, old monastery with large red Buddha statue "Aukana", 12 metre high carved in the 5th century

Thank Aussiepauline
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Well preserved ruins with wonderful stone carvings are a joy to explore. The ruins and the temple are set in a tranquil, green space. In addition to the palace ruins on the ground level, (steep) stone stairway leads to the remains of the old temple...More

Thank chindika
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place on a motorbike tour never knew this place existed and it's so cool to visit the place... Wish there was more detailed explanation about this place but visually it's amazing the climb is short but steep stairs but the view is...More

Thank Gareth A
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Glad I came here. We came here by our own transport and had a picnic. Ruins greatly restored. Peaceful place. Everywhere is green and view from the top is amazing

Thank alym21
Reviewed 9 August 2016

On the top of the mountain there is a pagoda and a shrine. Climb is not so difficult . But near the top of the mountain there are no steps. NIcely done stone statue of two lions are at the entrance to the rock.

Thank Randeesha
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Yapahuwa Kingdom is one of the last places in Sri Lanka where you can still find the famous Sinhalese Lion carved out beautifully in stone! The climb is steep but it's really quick so U don't really feel like it took a toll!

Thank Varshaa
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The place is magnificent, though when we visited at early morning there was basically nobody there. The climb to the summit is not so difficult compared with other rock fortress in Sri Lanka.

Thank Patrice M
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Beautiful ancient kingdom. A good climb, but be aware that parts can get quite slippery especially when raining. Wear good grip soled shoes.

Thank Nerine J
Reviewed 1 July 2015

One of most attractive Ancient kingdoms in Sri lanka. The Heritage , Rich Culture and High quality Architecture blended together very exclusively. The Environment very clean,calm ,quite & comfortable and the scenery is panoramic. the area is bit dry and hot. So, wear cotton cloths...More

Thank Prasad V
Reviewed 28 May 2015

It's kingdom around 120KM far away from Colombo air port. Nice to see safty methods used to kings security. Entrance is very attractive and two lions are pronominal,

Thank Saman H
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