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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

The temple itself is incredible but I was horrified to see the temple elephant chained up by a both its front and rear right legs, unable to move an inch. The abuse is utterly disturbing and the elephant is clearly distressed rocking back and forward....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jesse H
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Actually three parts, the first two are most interesting. The 17th-18th century original structure is beautifully painted and ornately decorate. The "Hell Tunnel" is a macabre trip illustrated with frescoes and plaster monsters tormenting people in Hell. The Buddha is the largest in Sri Lanka,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed March 11, 2019

Do not visit or support this temple. Yes, the Buddha is nice - but what isn't ... is the temple elephant chained up in the back of the temple. Chained front to back .. this poor creature cannot move 1 foot in any direction. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
6  Thank goozey
Reviewed March 8, 2019

My husband had not seen this Temple before - I last visited it 20 years ago on my way to Yala. It is definitely an eye opener when it comes to Buddhism!! I understand they have to preserve the paintings and depictions of "sinful living"...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ColomboLily
Reviewed February 7, 2019

This is a very colourful temple situated in Dickwella . Easy access. On the way to famous Mulgirigala temple.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dilash D
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Impressive temple from 18th century with highest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka ( 50m ! ). Inside of temple there are tens of statues picturing sinners and demons. One of my personal favorites of whole Island. Also low entrance price.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elis B
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Wewurukannala Temple, Near dickwella houses Sri Lanka’s tallest seated Buddha statue.. 150-feet tall. Built in the 1960’s it does have a less ancient, and more psychedelic decor. This reclining Buddha was in one of the attached image houses, as was the “Hall-of-Horrors” “Hall-of-Punishments”, which definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Came here while travelling along the south cost. Was not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful structure filled with local people, not so many tourists. Costs only 200LkR to go in, Budda is in pretty good condition and you can go inside in while...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank 1wannagothere
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I am really wondering about this place and you must visited here. Lot of tourists and local being here everytime. And the other special thing is this is the one of famous historical valuable Buddhist temple around in southern coast -Matara.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FRESH JUICE F
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Wonderful old temple. We have been told, that the temple is 2500 yrs old, there are a lots of sculptures about the ancient times of buddhism. It worst a visit if you are in the area, this temple is different to an average buddhist temple,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Hi, i think so. But If not the bus, the tuk tuk sure Aneta
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