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Fa Hien Caves

Pahiyangala, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
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Amazing view from up above

This place has a big history for Lankan. A large cave with a remarkable value in it. If you're... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Dilshan M
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Impressive

Lots of steps up to the cave which take it out of you if it is hot and humid. Once up there it is... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Kep70
,
Brigg, United Kingdom
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Pahiyangala, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This place has a big history for Lankan. A large cave with a remarkable value in it. If you're capable try climbing the mountain and you'll get a remarkable view. Within 1 hour you can reach to the top.

1  Thank Dilshan M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Lots of steps up to the cave which take it out of you if it is hot and humid. Once up there it is certainly impressive and really breath taking. The view is amazing as well and the reclining Buddha is very impressive. Coming down...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

It is a totally different place. Never seen a natural rock cave such big. A natural place to be relax.

Thank Tharaka D
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is the site where the oldest remains of prehistoric man in South Asia were found, dating back over 37,000 years. The site doesn't have much to look at, and the information plaques aren't all that informative. There is a short scenic hike to the...More

Thank Ramindu D
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

On Google maps, the place is referred to as "Pahiyangala". We went during the holiday season and there were only a few visitors at the venue. It will take around 20 minutes to climb up to the main cave from the base along the nice...More

Thank zapumal
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Fa Hien Caves is a place You must visit this great place for sure. The history of the mankind. We had a great time.

2  Thank Lion Dharshana W
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

it appears that humans had been in these caves from some 37,000 years ago-the oldest prehistoric caves so far discovered on the Island. Further excavations are been done. there is a large reclining Buddha statue but this is very new

1  Thank abey_12
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

The name of the cave is derived from the name of the Chinese mahayana buddhist priest " Fa- Hsien" who visited the cave in the 5th century. Excavation has proved that these caves were inhabited by prehistoric cave men some 37,000 years ago. This cave...More

2  Thank RandanaG
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

This is situated about 68 KM from Colombo (With in Kalutara District) the nearest town is called Bulathsinhala. This place is called Pahiyangala Cave. Some where in 399 AD a Chinese Buddhist monk had come and stayed (meditated) here. These are on record. Archaeologists had...More

6  Thank Aadhes
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Fa Hien cave is nestled in a village about 1 hour from Kalutara. One passes beautiful villages, streams & rivulets & can see village kids jumping off trees in to streams. It is stated that the latest skeletal remains date back 60,000 years. This is...More

8  Thank Harsha P
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