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Weherahena Buddhist Temple

Matara, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Matara
Type: Religious Sites
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

what a place you enter through underground passages and then exit at the side of a 39m Buddha and all for a donation of your choice, for us it was a must see in this area

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Popular among local Buddhists ,temple is famous for its huge Buddha statue and wall painting in the Tunnel like lay out underneath the cavity of the statue.

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Blankenberge, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We've seen much more sacred places and more beautiful Buddhas , but inside the temple is a very kitsch, but unique chamber filled with coloured statues, frescos and Buddhas. We did not pay for admission ( it was not asked ) , but we donated 100 rupees in the temple, for the hundreds of pics we took ;) After that... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
96 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It only costs 250 rupees to get in and is worth a brief visit. There are hundreds of paintings depicting the lives of Buddha. A guide will show you through the underground temple and then onto the Buddha which is impressive. There are reasonable views from the top one you climb a few flights of stairs beside the Buddha.

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Ennis, Ireland
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23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

If you are in the area then this is well worth a visit. The buddha is amazing and its set in a beautiful location, very peaceful. You can also make a 200rupee donation and tour the underground temple and see all the magnificent art work and the story of buddha! I wish it was in english so I could read... More

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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It's really one of the largest temples in Sri Lanka, with a lot of interesting wall drawings and great Buddah statue at the front.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Beautiful temple. The guide was very knowledgeable and patient while we took photos. The big buddha is amazing!

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Lot of things to see. we can learn about Buddhism also.15min drive away from matara city. Don't miss it. Interesting temple I have seen in sri lanka

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

we stopped off here on the way to a yala safari,at the suggestion of our guide,it was interesting to wander round the underground corridors and look at a selection of the storylines painted in the wall panels, have visited many temples in thailand,and thought this is going to be a waste of time,but it was worth a walk round just... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Very interesting tour with underground caves, containing thousands of paintings, and a 39 mt high Buddha. Not far from Matara where you can do some elephant riding at the temple on the main road. Chamara Sada our tuctuc driver organised private riding for us with his friend. Chamara, is excellent, trustworthy, a good driver, always finding us great bargains and... More

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