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Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple

Matale, Aluvihara | Aluvihara Junction, Matale Rd, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 222533
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Matale, Aluvihara | Aluvihara Junction, Matale Rd, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 222533

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Reviewed 4 days ago

An Amazing temple, built under a large rock with cave shrines.. Well worth a visit, my favourite temple.. The Monkeys on the walk up the steps can be a nuisance if you have bought the lotus flower offerings..

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there at the middle of our travel, mean that we already have done, dambulla, sigiriya, trincomalee and anuradhapura... so yes, this temple seems to be useless... 3 caves (small) with differents kind of torture that gods can do when you're a sinner... actually...More

Thank Maudri
Reviewed August 21, 2017

A must visit as part of SL ruins\historical sites. The hike to the caves is not too difficult. As with all places, early morning climb is recommended as it gets hotter after 10 AM. Carry your own food and water. The kings route from ticket...More

Thank Mallika B
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We visited mid morning, when it was already warm and the caves just made matters slightly worse. We stayed in the lower bit and did not go up the hill to the Buddha, with hindsight the correct decision due to the heat, but I feel...More

Thank Tricky273
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

You can see this old temple after climbing up few stairs. Just before the entrance there is a place to leave your shoes (you have to go inside barefoot). If someone doesn't feel very comfortable with this, it is advisable to carry an extra pair...More

1  Thank Marstakar
Reviewed July 26, 2017

This temple is 42km south if Dambulla on the road to Matale. There's a golden Buddha high above it on the hillside. Although newer than the one at Dambulla it has great significance to the people of SL and it's good to visit both and...More

Thank JJOH
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

It's very expensive for a steep walk up the side of a hill to see a cave if you haven't seen a cave or the top of a hill this is for you Only so many temples in so many day until the fun runs...More

Thank John K
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

The dignity of Matale where a long time ago THRIPITAKAYA was written on. Still being worshipped by all Buddhists as well as others. A place must see and visit. The old photos (still preserved) are wanders of our ancestors.

Thank Chathurika R
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This is different ! How weird ! Enter the lower car park and then elect to drive up the left hand tiny road and park near the ticket office. We tried to buy tickets, and the lovely chaps in the office let us enter for...More

Thank ricky_indo
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This cave temple has two significant reasons for a traveler to visit. Firstly is an ancient temple dating back to pre-colonization of Sri Lanka and its architecture and the location and rock caves are unique in its own. Secondly this place was where Buddhist doctrine...More

Thank Prasanna A
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Response from N N | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bruce, Please allow me to explain. This review that we have contributed to, refers to a place called "Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple" located in Matale, North of Kandy, in Sri Lanka. You have posted pictures of "Dambulla... More