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Vilgam Vihara Road, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Free entry. Not a sole in sight. A group of monkeys live here and they were fascinating to watch. They playfully bounded about the ruins but didn't come too close for comfort. We saw a lizard on the wall too. An excellent place to see...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is an ancient temple with lot of things to see . Has survived several terrorist attacks . Close to Trinco.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dilash D
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This place has a lot of history. Over 2000 years old with statues that are still standing. The old ruins are still partially in the jungle, not yet uncovered, not yet visible. The part that is visible is already large. The new temple has a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daan77
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Velgam Vehera is an ancient Buddhist temple built by King Devanamiyatissa. The temple is situated away from civilization in a forest. The area is very silent and forestry in the area gives a mystical and calm feeling for those who are near by. The temple...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tharindu K
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This place has a beautiful setting of huge old trees and lawns, and the main feature is the remains of a centuries-old Buddhist temple. It was delightful to walk on the ancient stones, and to touch the original standing Buddha image, which was carved out...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gin B
Reviewed November 5, 2017

There were lot of ancient ruins. Specially this is a good place if anyone interesting ancient archaeological. Historical informations are displayed in the temple. Roads are in good condition and you can find easily the place.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Achintha U
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This spot is worth a visit to imagine the dedication of the local buddhists, and splendour of the past. The ruins of this temple seems to be decaying due to neglect.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank fjp4564
Reviewed May 7, 2017

this is a very old Buddhist temple that was also made into a Hindu temple when Indian invaders took control of that area many centuries ago. The guard stones seen there are unique with almost a flower vase type engravings-not seen this anywhere else in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank abey_12
Reviewed January 26, 2017

this had built by king Dewanampiyathissa. but doesnt know exactly who had made this. 9km away from trincomalee town. before 2008 this area was under LTTE. but now no any threat. you can travel free and very safely.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Prasunmed
Reviewed November 11, 2016

This place was not in our tour plan, but we accidentally saw the archeological department sign boards and decide to visit, was a few km drive turning from Trinco Nilaveli road, but worth visiting. ruins of the ancient temple is on one side and newly...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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September 28, 2017|
Response from fjp4564 | Reviewed this property |
There is no accommodation with the Temple premises. It is mostly a day visit from a nearby town