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Weherahena Buddhist Temple

Matara, Sri Lanka
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magnificient and silent

Not a large location, but very silent and enormous magnificent. The entrance is free and the guide... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
beautiful place.

Statue looks same with the Wewrukannala Statue but despite being shorter than Wewrukannala one... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Lahiru D
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Not a large location, but very silent and enormous magnificent. The entrance is free and the guide is really helpfull. This is definitely worth a visit !!

Thank PRooms
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Statue looks same with the Wewrukannala Statue but despite being shorter than Wewrukannala one, this one is colorful.

Thank Lahiru D
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

One of the largest temple in sri lanka with lot of wall drawing.5km from matara city. Interesting to visit under ground caves it's worth work can see so many painting. Better to visit afternoon you can make mind relax. Don't miss this template

Thank dumi2013
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went to this place after a long time, it looks much cleaner than earlier days. This is a Buddist temple where you find lots of local pilgrims visit in groups. If you are a tourist please be properly dressed and have a camera with...More

1  Thank Aadhes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a famous religious place among Buddhists in Sri Lanka.There is a big statue of Buddha and you can go to the top of the statue. And there are nice frescoes here.

2  Thank Pasan M
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the temple without expecting much and we were very surprised with what we saw. More than 7000 paintings with the history of Buddha and Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Beautiful landscape, and a beautiful big Buddha on the front. It's worth seeing, specially if...More

2  Thank ClaK2013
Reviewed 1 February 2017

it was a part of our trip to visit the tea plantation, so we stopped a short time, it was ok not impressive but nice to see some local devotions in the countryside

Thank barbaras252017
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We can highly recommend to visit this temple. It is not only the home for the highest Buddha in Sri Lanka, it is also about the history of Buddhism that is presented like comics on the walls.

2  Thank Anastasiia0512
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Good place for visit buddhist culture. So many buddhist people there. Not only buddhist as well as many foreigners.

1  Thank BuDdhipriyankara1
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's great to wander through the painted tunnels below the tempel, if it's only to mount up the stairs and see a gigantic buddha statue. Buy some flowers just before you enter to leave at one of the many alters, donate some money to help...More

1  Thank Eggy251
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