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Very beautiful temple

Our guide took us to this place and we spent many hours in this place and enjoyed very much.We... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Galle District, Sri Lanka
Place of worship

This is a Buddhist temple. The walk on the bridge with water around is an amazing experience. Have... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Hyderabad, India
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“small island”(8 reviews)
“nice view”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Golden Island Pathway | off Sea Beach Rd, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
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All reviews small island nice view wonderful location calm place suspension bridge bus stand worth a visit pathway scenery footwear worship foreigners trees
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to see there, the temple goes through complete reconstruction, the bridge over water is falling apart

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tomas R
Reviewed 17 October 2018

It is a temple built on the old Paravi duva & with the bridge leading to it, the sea breeze & the high waves on the far side of it its a novel experience for a temple.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JanakaHK
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Our guide took us to this place and we spent many hours in this place and enjoyed very much.We stooped this place on our way to Tissa from Galle. We wanted to visit Yala the same day but our friends wanted to spent more time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aonolankatravels
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This is a Buddhist temple. The walk on the bridge with water around is an amazing experience. Have to cover your knees and remove your footwear before you climb the steps to enter the temple. It's a great view. Right opposite Matara bus station. Worth...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank venkatvuyyuru
Reviewed 22 February 2018

The temple is located on a island and you have to walk over a bridge to reach it. The original bridge was washed away by the 2004 tsunami and I am not sure what other damage it caused. There was reconstruction work going on but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rohansourjah
Reviewed 20 February 2018

First impression is very good, but the miracle is out if You go over the smal brdge to Island on Matara Beach. smal entrance sanctuary and partly destroyed pathway, and sri Lankan surprise - Entrance fee for foreigners - sad. Inside the temple you can...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

No much far from the Matara bus staion. Its just infront of the bus station. The small island with the buddhist temple very nice. If you are in matara take a quick tour to this place

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MartinCW8
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is just in front of the Matara Bus stand. There is a bridge by which you can walk over to the island. there is a fee for foreigners. Good place to shoot some photos

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Balaji J
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The Paravi Duwa Temple in Matara is located off the Beach Road across what is known as Golden Island Pathway which is a short walk across a bridge to reach the Temple at sea. There are so many Temples in very scenic places in Sri...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Definitely must see if you are in Matara or spending your time here. Probably not worth coming here only because of the temple.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mile931
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