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A nice hour spent here

Visited here as part of our tour of Sri Lanka and spent a nice hour here. Not too busy. Various... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Small Temple atop a Rock

This is a small temple and whilst perched on top of a rock the climb up the steps is easy with no... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Hexham, United Kingdom
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All reviews top of the rock small museum stone carvings reclining buddha famous rock entrance fee worth a visit sri lanka interesting carvings nice location rock face wear long sacred place remove your shoes century bc visit this place lover
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the lotus pond which was in bloom outside the temple. It is about Rs.50 to store your shoes. Make sure you don’t wear shorts or a headscarf. There is a rock temple with a supine statue of lord Buddha. There are fantastic...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as part of our tour of Sri Lanka and spent a nice hour here. Not too busy. Various parts to visit - The Old Shrine, The Shrine Room, The Museum and The Stupe.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a religious place for Buddhists. However it is extremely rich in ancient technology and art. This is a place where you can learn about the history if Sri Lanka, the ancient technology and art,architecture and Buddhist culture.

Thank Malki S
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This is a small temple and whilst perched on top of a rock the climb up the steps is easy with no mountaineering involved. Quieter than the larger temple sites in Anuradhapura. Worth the small detour.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place is located near to a popular river call Tissawewa. A peaceful place, and a temple on the top of the rock, smaller one. Children surely enjoy this place. Good place for a quick visit.

Thank jthatparan j
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The temple is small. There is a stupa on the small hill, pond, and a bodhi tree. They said that the temple has a very long story which make it becomes a must-go place. Foreigner fee: 200 rupees

Thank Untiya D
Reviewed July 28, 2018

It is located by the banks of Tissa Wewa. A lovely little temple which was built upon a rocky outcrop that has an engraving of a horseman.

Thank wkhasintha
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Thisbis historical place.there ia a meseum .it is very important for srilanka people for there history .top of the palce we can see better view there

Thank aruna s
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Although this place has a temple it is more famous for the stone tablet with the Isurumuniya lovers.

Thank Harsha P
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This place of globally famous for its rock carving called "Isurumuniya Lovers" and the Elephant Pond. There's a small rock / hill that has a temple built at the top and the view from the top is great.

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