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Sithulpawwa rock temple

Sithulpawwa | Yala, Sri Lanka, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
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We visited here along with our stay in Yala, very good place for you to learn much about buddhism... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gauri_myk
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Pune, India
Sithulpawwa

Enjoyed our visit but as we weren't appropriately advised and we visited with out a guide which was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kriskatsat
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Sithulpawwa | Yala, Sri Lanka, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here along with our stay in Yala, very good place for you to learn much about buddhism and what it represents.

Thank Gauri_myk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit but as we weren't appropriately advised and we visited with out a guide which was a mistake as the place has a very little signage and it is all in Sinhalese. Guides have to be pre booked. Hope to revisit one day...More

Thank Kriskatsat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is situated on a huge rock. The place has prehistoric importance. As the temple is situated inside a thick forest, the road to the temple is little difficult and the road is not refurbished with tar. On the way to the temple you...More

Thank Pasan M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I wonder how they found this location to build this majestic Stupa. The surrounding is thick jungles with wild Elephants. So the journey it self is quite an interesting one. I loved the Stupa, the shape & the vicinity.

Thank Russia I
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Sithulpawwa situated in the border of Yala forest. You have to go there by a difficult route, but there are wild animals on the way. Mostly, pigs and deer. The top temple is on a rock. Climb there, you can have a scenic view of...More

Thank Nilusha A
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Just stand there and take in the vibe of something architecturally stunning given when it was built. The locals come here to offer prayer and thanks and you are more than welcome to be part of the moment.

Thank Liam C
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and calm temple located in the middle of Yala National Park. Only 14kms away from Katharagama town. We saw many wild boars and peafowls during the visit to the temple. According to me this one of the must visit places in Katharagama. But you...More

Thank anuradha666
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Make sure you have your legs and shoulders covered, they won't let you in if not. We went to Kataragama and bought 2 sarongs to get in. Both Hindu and Buddist temples on same site.

Thank NickC1959
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a complex of old Buddhist Temple. A good place to visit.You need about an hour to go around..

Thank SE s
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Sithulpawwa is known as a location where thousands of Arhaths lived at one time. According to folklore it is said that a novice monk called Thissa who has reached the state of Arhath lived here and later a stupa was built encasing his remains thus...More

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790sunethra
12 June 2017|
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Response from Pasan M |
I went there last year. But the road was not refurbished with tar. I don't think that would happen as the road runs near a wildlife sanctuary. So refurbishing the road with tar is not expected.
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