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Must see place of all Buddhists

Seruwila Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient temple which is among the sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A trip far away from city

This ancient temple of Buddhists located in eastern parts of Srilanka. Many devotees visit it... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
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Seruwila | Serunuwara, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is nesttled in the jungle. The access road from Kanthale is horrible & takes 2.5-3 hours by 4WD. The only other options are either come through Kinniya by road to Muttur or take the ferry from Trincomalee to Muttur & then hire a van...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Seruwila Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient temple which is among the sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka [Solosmasthana]. It is reachable via Trincomalee - Muttur (42.4Kms) or via Kantalai - Allai (45Kms). Both the roads are well carpeted and in pretty good condition...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This ancient temple of Buddhists located in eastern parts of Srilanka. Many devotees visit it daily. Via Trincomalee or Kanthalee you can reach it.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Visited this place for the first time. Quite a drive from Trinco but worth it. One of the holiest places in Sri Lanka as the Stupa contains the forehead bone of the Lord Buddha plus it is said that he visited this place. The site...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

History goes back to 2nd Century B.C when King Kavantissa built up this Pagoda and the legends says Lord Buddha’s relics are buried here. Many remnants of ancient buildings can be seen in the vicinity. Please wear appropriately and do not plan to visit this...More

Thank adam873
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Place is little out of way between Trinco and Batti but good place for a religious person since it has religious as well as historic value

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Seruwila is on of key buddhist temple in sri lanka. have old ruins. Spending duration will more than 2 hr. its 1 hr away from trincomalee city. local restaurants available near by.

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Seruwila Raja Maha Viharaya was built by King Kavantissa in 2nd Century BC. His kingdom of Ruhuna was threatened by foreign invaders. In order to prevent the fall of Kingdom of Ruhuna the King devised a strategy. There was a buffer state called Seru towards...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

It is 30 km far from Trincomalee city. But as a Buddhist it is a must place to visit in Trincomalee.

Reviewed January 19, 2018

Highly recommended to visit this place. Located rear Trincomalee, Eastern province in Sri Lanka. Make sure to wear a suitable dress before visit this place. Mostly foreigners are not visiting this place, and i don't know why; but this is a one of best place...More

Thank Janindu P
Reviewed December 26, 2017

This a one of the Holiest & Historical Buddhist shrine situated in the eastern province. It was a last minute decision to travel to Seruvila after visiting Somawathiya Viharaya. It was a 2.5 hrs drive along a difficult dirt road along the east bank of...More

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