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Little Temple on a Island in the Indian Ocean Which Survived 2004 Tsunami,a Miracle.

It is a nice little temple on a small island closer to land Seenigam Dewalaya in the Indian Ocean... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Titus D
Sri Lanka
Buddhist worship

Another famous spot of buddhist worship, often frequented by the locals. No shoes and respectably... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Sunshine Coast
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Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

It is a nice little temple on a small island closer to land Seenigam Dewalaya in the Indian Ocean. It has an interesting story as it is said it is the only building that survived the tsunami in 2004, which is a Miracle. You get...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Another famous spot of buddhist worship, often frequented by the locals. No shoes and respectably attired. Festival days must be clothed in white

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Visited here by swimming up to the encrusted steps to the temple, from a friends boat. ( be warned strong currents can make this difficult). Once inside I found the temple interesting and was fascinated to see that there was a fresh water well in...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The main temple is a boat ride away from the shore. For foreigners they will try to charge more for the boat ride. The temple is basically visited by locals and the belief is that you visit this temple to pray that your rivals gets...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

its a nice place to visit .this. is a holy place for srilankan people, however he believe you respect this is short trip worth

Thank anoja c
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a temple a little inside the sea and when the tide is low one can walk in the sea to reach the temple. A very nice small temple on a rocky island.

Thank mythili_rm19
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Popular place for locals, especially Buddhists, but not much of interest to others really. The simple temple is located on a small island just off the coast. Amazingly, the temple was not destroyed by the devastating tsunami that crashed ashore in 2004.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 22 February 2017

When you travel couple of kilometers starting from Hikkaduwa towards colombo side, the Seenigma Muhudu Vihara could be seen right from the Galle Road. The Vihara (Shrine could not be reached by land. It is built on a rock and surrounded by water. There are...More

Thank skycity v
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Ancient traditional place in hikkaduwa and you'll must visit. Nice boat trip and get a unforgettable experience

Thank sakuni k
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is very religious super natural place so if you visit please make sure not to offend . Need small but rough boat ride to the island. Breaking a coconut if you want blessings. Nice surrounding, lot of locals go there to complain about wrong...More

1  Thank gaminide2017
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