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Wewurukannala Vihara, Dikwella

This temple is certainly worth visiting. The climb to the top of the Buddha statue is rewarded with... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
kobiwan888
,
Christchurch, New Zealand
Magnificent

Take the climb to the top of the Buddha and see the 550 frescos documenting the many... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
claudiabaxter
,
Sydney, Australia
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  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“buddha statue” (6 reviews)
“big buddha” (4 reviews)
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Dikwella, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

This temple is certainly worth visiting. The climb to the top of the Buddha statue is rewarded with great views and a close-up look at Buddha’s hair. The graphic depictions of the hell realms may be somewhat confronting but the saddest part of the visit...More

Thank kobiwan888
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Take the climb to the top of the Buddha and see the 550 frescos documenting the many reincarnations...

Thank claudiabaxter
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This place is beautiful! Amazing 50m high buddha and beautiful history throughout the site. We visited in June and had the place to ourselves. A must see when in the Dikwella area!

Thank Exhale Yoga R
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

A great heritage temple - a must see! Superb architecture, clean and well maintained. A very spiritual moment full of colors and flowers. Remember to cover your shoulders and avoid shorts.

Thank mikadab
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

when you reach the top, you have a panoramic view. im not that much religious but its still a temple. it lets you to climb up doesn't mean its not a temple. so behave yourself.

Thank Lahiru D
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Nice big statue....paid 200R. There was no one helpfull and no english sign so I didnt know where to go...i saw just very sad elephant -tied around his legs to the pole so he could not move!!! So bad and sad!!!

Thank Veronika K
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We loved our trip here. The temple was quiet and seemed well off the tourist trail. The beautifully coloured carvings and giant Buddha statue made for much to discuss with our two boys aged 8 and 10. You can climb all the way to the...More

Thank yesmynameisalice
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the place in April and it wasn' touristic. Just we too and some workers from the temple. And you pay just 200 Rp to go in. It has also very intresting paintings about Buddha and the hell.

Thank McPhilsen
Reviewed 17 April 2017

we went to wewrukannala for day time activity it is a nice and old temple lovely painting and big statue superb hell lot of things to learn and studies i talk with monk they explain every thing what i want to know thanks a lot...More

Thank samadhi a
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Well worth a visit! Huge Buddha statue which can be climbed. Peaceful atmosphere with a lot of local worshippers.

Thank Mirka0809
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Marcela U
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