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“Mulkirigala Rock Monastery” 2 of 5 stars
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Mulkirigala Rock Monastery
North of Tangalle, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Tangalle
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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“Mulkirigala Rock Monastery”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Rock structure of this temple is impressive and so are some of the paintings, however it is poorly maintained by the monks and there is little information for tourists.

Visited November 2014
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“Touch the Divinity of nature and Buddha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Buddha monastery and temple build in the high rock - with around 500 steps, picturesque view and plenty of monkeys in the trees. You can have a blessing and hear to the service.

Visited December 2014
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Minsk, Belarus
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“Quiet and beautiful temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Quiet, calm and not crowded give a special atmosphere to this temple. Stunning views from the top. At this point, you're faced with spirituality and peace, no fuss. Painted walls of the temple and sculptures of Buddha is amazing.
We were after sunset and got to the evening service, very impressive.

The entrance ticket cost 300 rupees.

Visited December 2014
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Odessa, Ukraine
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“GO! but don't hire a guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We've made one day trip from Tallala beach to Rekawa Lagoon, Mulkurigala, Blow Hole and Dickwella. The Monastery is a diamond of this trip.
Google maps show good road to choose, if some questions - ask locals about TEMPLE and they will show the way. Upon arrival we bought about 6 lotus flowers from locals for about 20 rupees, which is a good price. Also some boy started to offer his service as a guide, he wanted 2000 rupees, we gave 500 for 2 person and I might say that we laughed a lot because he knows only about 20 words in English like toilet, Buddha sleeping, meditation, legs, eyes, elephant and repeats them in each room. So I suggest to walk around this beautiful place with professional guide or alone with guide book. You will enjoy beautiful views, incredible paintings and sculptures, feel the spirit of buddhism. Don't forget to take some water because you will have to climb lots of steps on the top.

Visited December 2014
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Londonderry, Vermont
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“Great Budist monestry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a very old Buddhist monetary, You can see and study about the real Buddhism culture in Sri Lanka at this temple. There is a huge rock and at the top of the rock you can see the see 20-30 kms away. Fantastic location and good exersice

Visited November 2014
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