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Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

450 B | North of Tangalle, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Mulgirigala Is call as small sigiriya . it is situated just 15 KM far from tangalle . one of king was control the big rock long time ago . now its call mulgirigala Rajamaha viharaya.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“rock temple” (31 reviews)
“worth a visit” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
450 B | North of Tangalle, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Mulkirigala is worth a visit, though you travel deep into the rich interiors. also known as the little Sigiriya due to its imposing boulder and steps leading to the summit the paintings and ancient, religious scriptures are fascinating

Thank Dilshad_Sadiq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is very important place in down south.it is very beautiful place.very nive to see it. It is famous and ancient temple .however is is very clam and quite place

Thank aruna s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spiritual and Historic place with several caves and buddhist paintigs more than 2000 y.o. with a Great view!!! - Ask Sambath, and you'll get an interesting tour, photo, and even wedding ceremony...

Thank Zhukov I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met Sampath outside the temple, asking us if we needed a guided tour - we didn't know anything about the temple or history, so we said yes! He was a great guide and taught us a lot - we could ask any questions along...More

Thank Nannavinther
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I got there by two busses from Tangalle. Entrence is for 500R. Be very carefull - stairs are curve and narrow. I couldn't see anything because of hight trees around the peak. Take water with you!

Thank Veronika K
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is a verry important place for the buddist,also travellers this is an old temple..come and enjoy natural world

Thank Sanjaya l
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

It's called mini Sigiriya due to the similarity of rock structure. But like Dambulla, it is a Buddhist temple containing 7 painted caves. Initially we thought it might be just like Dambulla, but after visiting both, we found that frescoes are different in nature. Specially...More

Thank Reshmi_Pal
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What a fascinating place! Go early to avoid the heat of the day when climbing all those steps. Our guide was wonderfully informative and great with the children. We were blessed by a monk at the top and were asked to ring the temple bell....More

Thank Josephine W
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I been there couole of days ago,,its rocj temple brst view arround tangalke and really calm place,try it and look arround vilkage area

Thank Dimuthu B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Really nice temple with 400-500 steps to the top. Our tuk tuk driver, Manoj, has explained to us all the important about meaning of each caves, which was very nice. You can relax on the top, just follow little path behind the temple. Nice morning...More

Thank RadCer
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Jimmi N
Does anybody know if there is an option to go by bus from Tangalle rather than tuk tuk?
8 March 2017|
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Response from BuDdhipriyankara1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,You can get a walasmulla bus from tangalle main bus stand. get down from mulgirigala junction. about 500M from junction to mulgirigala temple...
How many steps are there to climb to the top?
20 August 2016|
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Response from SIIRIke | Reviewed this property |
About 600, some of them are more high but it's OK!you must not hurry and it's better to go early in the morning=few people and not so hot!