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Isurumuniya Temple

At Royal Pleasure Gardens, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Another pretty place

The temple has lots of historical value. Make sure that you visit the park just beside the temple... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2016
Roshan K
Colombo, Sri Lanka
via mobile
this temple is away from the rest in the city-tourists pay Rs 200 to get in

ancient temple with unusual rock carvings & a small museum includes the famous Isurumuniya lovers... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2016
Basildon, United Kingdom
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At Royal Pleasure Gardens, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka

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Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The temple has lots of historical value. Make sure that you visit the park just beside the temple. It has lots of things to see, especially the remains of a palace and other buildings. Once you finish just climb up the bank of the pond....More

Thank Roshan K
Reviewed April 16, 2016

ancient temple with unusual rock carvings & a small museum includes the famous Isurumuniya lovers carving

Thank abey_12
Reviewed April 11, 2016

A temple full of history & beautiful stone carvings, a must visit. Get a Guide or Guide book if you are interested in the history of this place, in any case it is worthwhile looking around. Early morning till about 11am & evening after 4pm...More

Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed March 19, 2016

This is a Buddhist Temple and there is interesting story behind this place. There are four carvings of special interest in this Viharaya. They are the Isurumuniya Lovers, Elephant Pond and the Royal Family. You must come and get experience by .enjoying the visiting this...More

Thank DJtravelsSL
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Some great statues to be seen here. Rock carvings. As in all temples you need to take your shoes off, be sure to take some socks along. The surroundings can become very hot to walk on. It is not a big climbe to get there,...More

Thank Reiziger1961
Reviewed March 17, 2016

This visit was long planned but due to having so much to see and do around the Polonnaruwa area, we got delayed. It was getting quite dark but we made a conscious effort to squeeze this one in, as our last port of call-of-the-day. And...More

Thank DPath
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Before you 'take a picture of the famous lovers' sculpture, read the signs prohibiting photography and show a little respect.

Thank travelib
Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

An interesting site. The rock temple is an easy climb. Underneath there is a cave inhabited by a large number of bats. The sculpture of "The Lovers" in the museum is worth seeing. It helps to wear socks as walking up to the site on...More

Thank TorontoMusicman
Reviewed March 10, 2016

One of my favourite places to visit in Anuradhapura! The giant buddha cave is filled with bats, the elephants carved into the rocks are beautiful.

Thank MissBasti
Reviewed March 7, 2016

As other reviewers have noted, shoes and hats must be removed before entering this Temple. The distance from the entrance to the Temple is about 100 yards and the surface is dirt with small stones. In addition, the climb to the top of the complex...More

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