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Fa Hien Caves

Pahiyangala, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
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Amazing Place

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

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Tharaka D
Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka
Prehistoric site

This is the site where the oldest remains of prehistoric man in South Asia were found, dating back... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Ramindu D
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Pahiyangala, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
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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
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
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
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
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
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

1  Thank RandanaG
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
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
Reviewed 1 October 2013

history found but now its stolen from us. Small climb but worth wile climb. Their is a small temple on the top and this is the place where they have found the oldest sceliton is Asia.

1  Thank Manoj A
Reviewed 17 October 2012

It took about 2 hours to get to the Fa Hien Caves from Colombo. The road was good and the final part has to be reached on foot. Maybe a 20 min walk up. The cave is enormous and was said to be able to...More

7  Thank 1LifeStand
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