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Address: Seruwila | Serunuwara, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka

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Wonderful temple

Nice temple surrounding the jungle. The place is full of history and there are many relics to see. The walk towards the Sthupa is very nice and fills your heart with content. Best... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AravindKD
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice temple surrounding the jungle. The place is full of history and there are many relics to see. The walk towards the Sthupa is very nice and fills your heart with content. Best to visit early morning or evening time.

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Bengaluru, India
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319 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is very near the fort and Trinco beach. The place is as found in SriLanka very neatly maintained and the bright white color catches your attention from faraway.

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Thank mythili_rm19
Colombo, PR
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seruwawila Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist pagoda in Trincomalee district in Eastern Province.It is believed this particular spot built during the periods of three former Buddhas named Kakusandha, Koṇāgamana and Kassapa with their relics enshrined. Gautama Buddha,The Buddhist monks informed that sacred relic of Lord Buddha Lalata Dathun Wahanse.

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Thank Lahiru M
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41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

very sacred place of buddhist people. nice nature. If you go to trincomalee you must visit this place. keep drinking water bottles with you.

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Thank Prasunmed
Kadawata, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Must visit and worship as a Buddhist. Historical & sacred place, where directly attached with Buddhism.

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Thank Nimeshlak
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Temple in Trincomalee district and stays among sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka. The golde n fence around stupa has more than thousand pillars. Better to go there in the morning or the weather can be very hot and humid.

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Thank Kitta2
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is one of the temples with historical value where this is believed to be built prior to golden era of Buddhism in Anuradhapura kingdom. This is peaceful place and much remote place also. If you get a chance pay attention to many stories about how this temple was built, how this temple was rediscovered and renovated etc. Don't miss... More 

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Thank RanjanaPerera
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is a historic Buddhist temple build many centuries ago. The surroundings are much quite and peaceful. Morning hours visit is much comfortable as the weather is quite sunny and humid.

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Thank Asitha G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Very nice and important place to visit with ancient history.A very calm and peaceful place to worship. A place with a long history. Roads are good.

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Thank Kumudu M
Weligama, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a great significance place for Buddhists as well as the travelers around the world. Because the Stupa in this temple containing the Lalata Dathun Wahanse (sacred forehead bone) of Lord Buddha. This Temple was built by King Kavantissa during his reign (2nd century BC). Over the years, the stupa fell into decay under the pressure of the Tamil... More 

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