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60’s Kitsch + Hall-of-Punishment = MUST SEE

Wewurukannala Temple, Near dickwella houses Sri Lanka’s tallest seated Buddha statue.. 150-feet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MeaningfulTrip
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Seattle, Washington
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Facinating

Beautiful displays of Buddha. Spine thrilling exhibition of Buddha Hell. But TOO sad to see the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Kkristen70
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wewurukannala Temple, Near dickwella houses Sri Lanka’s tallest seated Buddha statue.. 150-feet tall. Built in the 1960’s it does have a less ancient, and more psychedelic decor. This reclining Buddha was in one of the attached image houses, as was the “Hall-of-Horrors” “Hall-of-Punishments”, which definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here while travelling along the south cost. Was not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful structure filled with local people, not so many tourists. Costs only 200LkR to go in, Budda is in pretty good condition and you can go inside in while...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I am really wondering about this place and you must visited here. Lot of tourists and local being here everytime. And the other special thing is this is the one of famous historical valuable Buddhist temple around in southern coast -Matara.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Wonderful old temple. We have been told, that the temple is 2500 yrs old, there are a lots of sculptures about the ancient times of buddhism. It worst a visit if you are in the area, this temple is different to an average buddhist temple,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank domhun
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Do not go, unless you want to fund animal cruelty. There is an elephant chained and it can’t move and it is seemingly stressed and in agony. The visit made me sad.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Beautiful displays of Buddha. Spine thrilling exhibition of Buddha Hell. But TOO sad to see the poor chained elephant - not OK.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kkristen70
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The temple itself is ok. It was quite sad seeing the chained elephant; apparently he is 22 and he has been chained for 12 years or so. I would recommend the Rock Temple instead.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank CarolinaCarolina_13
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Can only agree with others on this one. The people who run this must take such criticism on board. No justification for keeping this animal chained up like this. Shame.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank vicky42
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Taken here by Tuk Tuk, loved the cartoons depicting sins and then apparently all is forgiven. The attitude of the Buddhists never ceases to amaze. Whatever floats yiur boat, you can only hope your after life does not include any of this form of torture!...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Budu Raja Maha Wehera Wewurukannala Buddhist temple in Dickwella is a very impressive sight. The literature on site claims the Buddha statue is the largest in Asia. It certainly is impressively big. The shrine room is 350 years old and contains a reliquary of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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