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Address: Galle Colombo Main Road, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka

The kalutara bodiya is one of the religious place which is venerated by all...

The kalutara bodiya is one of the religious place which is venerated by all buddhist in sri lanka. anybody who comes from colombo or galle stop over at the sacred shrine to pay their respects by way of worshipping and offerings. here is a hollow dagoba with interesting paintings.


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Beautiful in the evening..

Visited by many buddhists in the country and famous among both local and foreign. The place gets very crowded during buddhist religious festival days and this is one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited by many buddhists in the country and famous among both local and foreign. The place gets very crowded during buddhist religious festival days and this is one of the temples in sri lanka that has access to the bodhiya inside..

Thank Treshi
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed visiting this place. It was very spiritual. I know very little about Buddhism but tried to learn during my visit to Sri Lanka. From what I could gather, there is the stupa one one side of the road, which you can go inside as it is so large and hollow, and the other, older Buddhist temple or... More 

Thank K W
Bedworth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice location by the river on the edge of a busy road. Large picturesque Stupa. Very quiet when we visited. Small but really interesting frescoes of the life of Buddha. Take a nice tuk tuk journey to it. Would not make a special journey to visit it, a nice stop over.

Thank russell55530
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the great places in Kalutara. Beautiful location on the river, bridge make it looks nice during the day and at night. Close to the temple bus stop. I recommend to visit.

Thank Aliska L
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy going calm 2hr vist.Temple easy to locate,no queues and followers eagerly willingly to share their beliefs.

Thank richiedenyer1
Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were there at national day, so there were many people and we were the only tourists. But everyone was very friendly and we got a good insight into the culture. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Nivek691
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

We were staying at at the Cinnamon Bey Hotel, Behruwala. My driver/guide suggested we visit the Kalutara Bodhiya as it is one of the only Buddhist temples where you can enter inside the Stupa. We had to park the car and walk through a tunnel under the road to get to this temple. Very peaceful temple. What amazed me were... More 

Thank Ashvin S
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

So many people come for kalutara bodiya. kalutara river is by the side of bodiya. There is small tunnel to cross the road. This is very useful for pilgrims. The big stupa is other side of the road.

Thank BuDdhipriyankara1
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

I visited the bodhiya with my family. Very tranquil and nice, despite the busy traffic on Galle Road. I recommend entering the bodhiya through the underground tunnel instead of crossing the road. I always try to buy my flowers from the old flower sellers near the bodhiya. A must see/visit place if passing by Kalutara.

Thank melbgirl26
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

This is one of the most beautifully painted temple's with the story of Buddha painted round the dome we have ever seen , definitely worth a visit.

Thank calmly

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