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Weherahena Buddhist Temple

Matara, Sri Lanka
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Overwhelming beautiful statue..!

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
anushree l
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Hyderabad, India
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Underground temple

The surroundings to the temple are lovely. My husband found the temple to be very picturesque and... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Sai K
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London, United Kingdom
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"sense of peace"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank anushree l
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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

Thank Sai K
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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

Thank Pradeep N
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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

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a landmark not to be missed! The huge Buddha statue itself is impressive, but the underground maze of shrines and artwork depicting Buddah’s life is equally noteworthy (and very underplayed in the guidebooks). The garden of the compound is also nice to walk...More

Thank Robyn S
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

There are just so many fine Buddhist Temples to see in Sri Lanka but this one should be a 'must see' if you are in the Matara area. The scale of the place is immense and there is a huge statue of the Buddha which...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing budhist temple with huge budha statue (39 meters high Many paintings in the underground level.

Thank Yosik55
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Asked our driver and guide to take us here and they admitted they had never been before. On arriving we were met by a guide and we were all surprised by the size on the place and the underground tunnels all covered in paintings. Our...More

Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Not a large location, but very silent and enormous magnificent. The entrance is free and the guide is really helpfull. This is definitely worth a visit !!

Thank PRooms
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Statue looks same with the Wewrukannala Statue but despite being shorter than Wewrukannala one, this one is colorful.

Thank Lahiru D
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