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Mulgirigala Is call as small sigiriya . it is situated just 15 KM far from tangalle . one of king was control the big rock long time ago . now its call mulgirigala Rajamaha viharaya.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
450 B | North of Tangalle, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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. The views...More

Thank PhilR1729
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank chinaharmony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

This place is wonderful one. we got good experience with attractive vibes. Huge of trees and colourful paintings. one of the good place to guests and we recommended

Thank godzc95
Reviewed August 12, 2018

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

Thank ClaireGribbon
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

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!!

Thank AnekeLh
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Nia K
Reviewed May 25, 2018

The spot is worth a visit to see this ancient buddhist place of worship built into a massive rock. A few steps to climb. A lot of art and sculpture to see. No shoes and respectfully dressed

Thank fjp4564
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

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

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Jimmi N
March 8, 2017|
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Response from BuDdhi P | Reviewed this property |
Yes,You can get a walasmulla bus from tangalle main bus stand. get down from mulgirigala junction. about 500M from junction to mulgirigala temple...
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Response from SIIRIke | Reviewed this property |
About 600, some of them are more high but it's OK!you must not hurry and it's better to go early in the morning=few people and not so hot!