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Address: At Royal Pleasure Gardens, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Lovely temple, the famous "lovers", elephant inscriptions

I really liked this temple. You can see "the lovers" (stone carving) in the small museum. There are beautiful elephant carvings on the right side of the stairs, behind the lotus... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2015
Myrthe T
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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California Desert, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2016

Adventure proud Sri Lions history tells us this wonderful world is still amazing designs before leaving this wonderful environment full of Sri Lankan heritage bequeathed a proud salute to the past must be given automatically to children respect for our King.

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Isurumuniya is temple with lot of cultural and artistic values. Unlike other temples, Isurumuniya has lot of artistic rock carvings. This proves that King used this place to spend his leisure time. The famous rock carving of "Isurumuni Pem Yuwala" (Isurumuni lovers) is in exhibition at the museum. Don't forget to see the carvings of bathing tuckers near the pond... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice little temple with a stupa. Most of the carvings have been removed and transferred to the museum on site

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Thank Junyan T
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2015

I really liked this temple. You can see "the lovers" (stone carving) in the small museum. There are beautiful elephant carvings on the right side of the stairs, behind the lotus pont, on the left side of the rock.

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Thank Myrthe T
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice place with great views from the top. Is not as big and crowed as the other places in the zone. It is a good place to spends 30 to 45 minutes and take rest and have great vies from the top of the temple

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2015

200 Rupee only for this distinct temple. Amazing big rocks gate to pass under and very big rock to get on top. Easy to discover it was just near to the Anuradhpura heritage site. Lover stone was in small museum there too. Need a hidden cam to take picture. Otherwise ask permission may need some money to pay ?

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2015

This temple is a little out of the way from the main sites and therefore less frequented by locals and tourists. The lack of crowds gives this place a serene feel with it's small temple carved into the rocks and overlooking a pond. Picture perfect.

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2015

Anuradhpura seems to be beyond the standard tourist trail so there were really only Buddhist pilgims at this temple when we visited. Large reclining idol of Buddha in cave, great views of Anuradhpura from the top of the rock, and very loud bat colony also in the rock!

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Review for a solo traveller. Travel tips to reach Anuradhpura: Colombo to Anuradhpura: Bus journey more than 200 plus km & 7 plus hours journey. Train option is also there. Train journey is more comfortable than bus. Kandy to Anuradhpura: Bus journey more than 150 km more than 6 plus hours journey Dambulla to Anuradhpura: Bus journey more than 70... More 

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Kapellen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

A place to visit! It’s a beautiful and colorful temple with a wonderful garden and unique stone carvings. If you climb the rock, you have an amazing view of Anuradhapura. I loved being here.

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