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Habarana Buddhist Temple

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Address: Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu (MHT) Highway, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka

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A very impressive temple. Well worth a visit but try to avoid the busiest times and the midday heat.

Reviewed November 3, 2015
Cheshire, England
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

We visited while on a tour and this was one of highlights of the entire trip. There are lots of buildings over a large area. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank jackiem
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Best preserved Pagoda in the area. Not done reconstruction. You can view how they did it in those olden days. How accurate measurements are. How they arrange materials.

Thank Priyantha P
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Ok visit, once seen very little else to do. Was fine as it was part of a visit to the area which involved other sites

Thank AyrshireLad007
Ottawa, Canada
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2016

It was very hot and humid the day we visited. There is not much too see and a lot of walking to visit the remains.

Thank Nicole P
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29 reviews
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

This was a magical place, probably one of my favourite temples. It was so calming and peaceful. The remains are incredible to see, we were surprised at how large this area was and how much still remains, definitely worth the visit if you interested in Sri Lankan history and Buddhist culture.

Thank loulousboys
Scotland, UK
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

The only temple we found in Habarana was around 1km out on the main road - the Habarana Village Temple - a small Buddhist temple with a white stupa, a small lake and a few small shrines and relatively un-remarkable. The directions link bizarrely take you to the Hotel Acme. On showing people the trip advisor page they thought that... More 

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Reviewed April 1, 2016

We aren't religious really but this place is special, spiritual on a whole different level. Amazing artefacts and building. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jael K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2016

We had an archeologist as a guide and we learned a lot about the history of the site. It is very differnt from the Budhist temples in India, but very interesting. Yona S.

Thank Yona S
Delhi, India
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Reviewed November 25, 2015

Beautiful scale to experience. A good visit overall. Can be covered in a day trip to Habarana. Can get very hot so carry socks!!!

Thank Sarah_Kaushik
Cheshire, England
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Reviewed November 3, 2015

A very impressive temple. Well worth a visit but try to avoid the busiest times and the midday heat.

Thank Judy1066

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