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Address: Tissamaharama Road | Wellawaya, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
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BUDDHIST

You can stop on the way to have a look.Need about half an hour.Thiis is .good old Buddhist Temple to visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was highly recommended to go to this place, but I was a bit let down since there were only a few statues carved on the rock. Not a total waste of time, but if you come from Anurdhapuwa then this is not much of a wow

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can stop on the way to have a look.Need about half an hour.Thiis is .good old Buddhist Temple to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early before it gets crowded - we had to go and find someone in order to pay the entrance fee - as this monument is best seen without other people around. A guide can be hired for about 200 Rp and this is a good investment. A great place to visit.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A good stop over from hill country to Ayala. Situated at the edge of dense forest. Very quite. The carvings are interesting and around glimpses of what used to exist as a place of meditation and learning. The detour will not take more than 30 mins. Have google maps on to help the drive or walk.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

It is said that the statue of Budha here is one of the tallest statues in world The place is surrounded by hills and and very beautiful One must visit this place while on the way to Nuwara Eliya

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My guide told me that he will take me to this amazing place. This was not part of my itinerary as it was not towards the direction we were going. I'm glad to agree to go because what I saw was spectacular. The road was not paved so we had to drive slow. We passed by several villages. I did... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Its amazing that the Buddha statue was carved out of a huge rock more than 2600 years ago. It's such a clam and serene place.

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Rotherwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Well worth the detour from the main road to see this marvellous hand carved formation of Buddha, our guide explained the history which is documented about the carving which dates back I believe to the 5th century A.D The carving shows what Buddha looked like whilst alive then as he now and then what he might look like in another... More 

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Gloucester, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you liked the rock carvings at Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara) you'll appreciate this 7 figure group extremely well preserved with a central Buddha over 50 feet high. Actually though a real bonus for us was the drive down the quiet track to the site. Amazing amount of wildlife on show with a great array of birds (kingfishers notably), tortoises and... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This isolated site is magnificent and testimony to what the rock carvers in Sri Lanka could achieve so long ago. It is now the world's tallest Buddha statue at 51 feet (15.55 metres) after the Taliban fanatics destroyed the Bumiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan. Surprisingly, there are no historical records for this site and the meaning of the name "Buduruwagala"... More 

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