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Small but beautifully created and maintained temple. We were graciously shown around by the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Stella P
Great find, hidden on top of a hill

Advised to go there by our fantastic guide Asela (who is based just outside the Shinagawa Beach... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Francis D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 Apr 2018
“Temple visit”
5 Mar 2018
“Great find, hidden on top of a hill”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Madhuwa Rd., Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Small but beautifully created and maintained temple. We were graciously shown around by the resident monk, who explained the beautiful art works in the temple.

Thank Stella P
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Advised to go there by our fantastic guide Asela (who is based just outside the Shinagawa Beach Hotel). A short steep winding Tuk Tuk ride up the hill and you come to the Temple. Still under restoration bu an amazing sight. Apparently it is bad...More

Thank Francis D
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Not quite literally, but an enlightening little stop nonetheless. We were met by a charming holy man who patiently guided us through the temple and the amazing sculptures and artwork depicting the story of Buddha. Both interior and exterior are stunning. The architecture is interesting...More

Thank Tista C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Ideal place, to understand Budha. There is a well spoken guide and carer of the temple to give you a tour and story. Lots of detailed models depicting his life. Be aware of the giving of a monetary gift, there are 2, one for temple...More

Thank marknursey
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A beautiful little temple very close to the RIU and Heritance hotels, with many colourful statues and displays depicting the life of the Bhudda. We were hosted by a most friendly monk whose name escapes me but he spoke excellent English and explained the Bhudda's...More

Thank stuntboys-dad
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very nice Tempel. Never regret that I went there. There was a guy he explained everything very well.

Thank Birgit K
Reviewed 31 October 2016

nice peaceful place after exhausting safari. on an island its located having accolades of Buddhist temple.

Thank Kaushik B
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful temple, nice to hear the story about Boeddha's life and friendly guide. The complete tour lasted +/- ten minutes. At the end the guide asked us a donation, which is normal. We gave him a smaller amount than he expected and he laughed...More

5  Thank Simon V
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We visited this temple 17 n a half years ago, was good to be back and the guide was still there, just a little older like us!! Great to see it again and explained all about Buddha .. Well worth a visit!!

Thank Jleaney
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