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Nice temple with some great artwork in the caves. If temples are your thing then definitely go there, though if you did the rock temple in Dambulla then this one might not be different enough to be worth the trip out of Tangalle.
Mulgirigala temple caves were first built in the 3 century BC;built on a 205 m (673 ft) high natural rock, surrounded with another four rocks known as Benagala, Kondagala, Bisogala and Seelawathiegala, the temple site is located about 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Mulkirigala...More
You'll need to climb 565 steps to get to the final room at the top of this temple. Each room is beautifully decorated with well-preserved paintings. The view from the top is amazing. Well worth a visit.
It may have been just luck but we where basically alone when visiting this gorgeous rock temple at sunset... the perfect amount of steps with little kids (we have four from ages 2-7) and our local guide found at the entrance to the temple was...More
This is an incredibly moving visit. The temple is on multiple levels, with many shrines to Buddha. All very accessible but still (from a totally secular perspective) interesting, notable and fascinating!
Great monkeys and the most incredible views from the top.
Worth the 600+ step...More
This place is really amazing! The paintings are really impressive and the landscape is beautiful! There are some steps but nothing too hard. Lots of monkeys and around 5/6pm we saw the local people praying which was also something beautiful. I recommend this visit!!
The temples are really worth a visit. The landscape is incredible with lots of rocks, palm trees, lush forests. Climbing up, you have an amazing view. The temples have gorgeous murals. We went there around 5/6 in the evening so we could see the monks...More
Mulkirigala was part of a half day trip we made in the area of Tangalle. You should take some water with you (as well available in front of the monastery).
The walk up to the Buddhas requires to climb up on stairs which are chiseled...More