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Busy temple - worth an hour of your time

Quite a large complex with underpass to reach main temple. Do not accept any offers from guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrian B
Norwich, United Kingdom
Worth a quick look

A nice temple to visit but I wouldn't go out of your way to do so Once inside there isn't a huge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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The kalutara bodiya is one of the religious place which is venerated by all buddhist in sri lanka. anybody who comes from colombo or galle stop over at the sacred shrine to pay their respects by way of worshipping and offerings. here is a hollow dagoba with interesting paintings.
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Galle Colombo Main Road, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a large complex with underpass to reach main temple. Do not accept any offers from guides. Even though it's banned!

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice temple to visit but I wouldn't go out of your way to do so Once inside there isn't a huge amount to see Shoes must be removed before you climb the stairs but they can be safely stored Donations only required

1  Thank Fullyflatbed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a look if you are Kalutara as it is one of the few things to do in the centre as a tourist. As in all Buddhist temples visitors must remove their shoes and there is a lady who looks after your shoes whilst you...More

1  Thank LondonE3Traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kalutara Bodhiya is an old Bodhi tree which is identified as one of the 32 saplings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi which was planted during the reign of king Devanampiyatissa

1  Thank Imal T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE have visited Kalutara Bodhiya On the way to Bentota Beach Hotel when our daughter, son in Law and granddaughter visited to Sri Lanka from Melbourne Australia in June 2016. Kalutara Bodhiya situated in Kalutara at a side of the Galle Road. Those days there...More

Thank Gardi H P D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the temple with a friend from Sri Lanka, I found it a very moving and spiritual experience. A very beautiful place. There is no entrance fee to the temple but you can make a donation. If you are visiting Kalutra this is a must...More

Thank Lisa280867
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Nice, but quite like any other temples. People are not very friendly, looking at tourists like troublemakers.

Thank Štefan V
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Spectacular site! Wonderful huge stupa and temple with beautiful views of the surrounding river and railway / vehicular bridges - and no horrifically overpriced (and discriminatory) entry fees and touts. So serene! A must-visit place!

Thank Carlos Scott L
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lord Buddha and Buddhism is now centralised around the temple. All travellers go pass Kalutara bodhi worship it or at least put coins to get blessings. Dr Aruna S Kondasinha

Thank Dr. Aruna K
Reviewed 9 July 2017

we stayed at the Avani spa and resolt in Katutara .The hotel is on a the beach and other side looks over a lagoon. The staff are so friendly and the food excellent. we stayed on a half board basis. I payed extra for a...More

1  Thank mark h
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