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Matale, Aluvihara | Aluvihara Junction, Matale Rd, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple is not to be missed while in Sri Lanka. It is amazing to see all the work that was done so long ago. The details and the colors are fantastic.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RISA L
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Many stairs but worth the effort. Temple carved from the rock up to 5 different caves / temples. A little dark in the temples but understandable. Trip Advisor please remove Buddha photo from your posting.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ross H
Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

We had a guided tour, and seen 4 of the 5 caves (one was being restored). You need to cover up boys knees (you can get a sarong there). Depending on the time you might have a small wait due to ceremony time (only 15...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shinester888
Reviewed August 18, 2019

we visit this temple to see the amazing buddha statues and the history this temple has. well preserved clay and rock statues.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lindamekkan
Reviewed August 13, 2019

This is located in the Matale town, around 30 km north of Kandy. This is where the Tripiṭaka (philosophical doctrines of Buddhism) was transcribed. This is belongs to 3rd Century B.C. This is a very nice cave temple with wonderful arts. Since this is a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank malwana
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Just 3km from Mathale town. This was build in 3rd century B.C. This place known as the first to write Buddhisum (documentation). Those are writen on leaves of plam trees. There are many monastery caves and has beautiful buddha's stratues. The caves walls are enriched...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DarshanaBR
Reviewed June 15, 2019

Ancient cave temple( Aluviharaya cave temple) in Sri Lanka. This rock-cave temple is a sacred Buddhist temple located in Aluvihara, on the road from Dambulla to Matale. Surrounded by hills. lovely place to visit and lot more to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank demi1262016
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Ancient temple. This temple is enriched with splendid wall arts. It stands in a beautiful and serene atmosphere. But security is low.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sankaindranath
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Hi I would like to say this is teample awesome place to visit ....an one more thing to happy this my home town also ...even I am proud to be home town ...any one want to visit pls let me know I will be there...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rastae2017
Reviewed March 29, 2019

this is a nice place to visit, with the Rock Temple being the main attraction, very nice and cool on a hot day

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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