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Weherahena Buddhist Temple

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Picturesque and Serene Temple

It’s a nice and quite temple. There is an entry fee on donation basis. No footwear allowed in the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Samdani741
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Impressive

The huge seated Buddha statue , though of recent built , is still quite impressive & is venerated... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
JanakaHK
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Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Statue was built between 1939-1976, there is several thousands of wall paintings under ground, however the whole place is in poor shape today, I dont recommend the visit, there are much better temples in Sri Lanka...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tomas R
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice and quite temple. There is an entry fee on donation basis. No footwear allowed in the premises, so avoid going when the sun is up high.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Samdani741
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The huge seated Buddha statue , though of recent built , is still quite impressive & is venerated. Equally interesting is the passage system beneath the great statue with the murals & smaller statues.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JanakaHK
Reviewed 25 September 2018

this is one of the old temple in sri lanka. this is very good place for visit. there are lot of hand made drawing in this temple.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Chira S
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This place very nice and guest like this temple.so many people come.from mathara to weherahena temple 15 minutes.i won't to say again this place wonderful and amazing so come and have a look.they are is nice picture i mean drowning one .foreign people also come.i...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 142kumaras
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Entrance fee is RS.250 only . it's a donation if you havent rs250 you can ignore tickets and visit temple. you can Not charge rs100 shoes ita Rs5 only.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wimalarathana h
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here for half hour, the Buddha statue is beautiful and calming.. Sit and stare at the eyes and feel good.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank anushreel
Reviewed 13 April 2018

The surroundings to the temple are lovely. My husband found the temple to be very picturesque and lovely however you are not allowed to take any pictures inside the temple with people in the picture that includes selfies. This is another temple I was refused...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sai K
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Weharagena underground temple is one of the best temple in downsouth . You can see many painting and huge statue of load buddha Its amazing

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pradeepn2014
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Hidden away in the byroads of Matara is this fascinating temple. The unimposing entrance masks a large Buddha statue and galleries of beautiful old paintings and carvings located above ground and in a maze of underground tunnels. It is truly unique and dates back 600...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rohansourjah
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