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“If you are a Buddhist this is a must see, if you are not it's worth the Visit”

Ranked #4 of 42 things to do in Matara
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

Situated close to Matara town this Temple is famous for its iconic huge Buddha Statue. As the original history of the temple starts in ancient times, the newly built temple was founded in 19th century. The temple is more like a hub for Buddhism combine with the well known Matara Bo-Tree. The temple has lots of buddhist statues most created in the modern era. The place is calm and its a good place to learn and warship Buddhism. Traveller tip : Don't get along with guides and sellers around here, most of them are looking for easy money.

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Reviewed 10 August 2012

.Very beautiful place.... churches in the caves.... Buddha statues...images of the Buddhas disciples etc etc........ DO NOT give donations to nobody!!

1  Thank djuiceman
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

This is a nice place with a huge Buddha statue in it....

2  Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

locals were a bit aggressive in terms of soliciting money and donations; it seems a bit like a canival and not like a legitimate temple. But interesting to experience nonetheless

Thank mastersdeb
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

the ancient nature of the place and magnificent setting on a huge rock was right up my alley as were several lesser known buddhist monasteries also ancient and within Tuk Tuk range of Talalla.

Thank pugsleyByronBay
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