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A wonderful journey

There were beautiful paintings. They are decaying now. The artistic view of the paintings were very... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Shvetha M
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beautiful and contemplative

We were there on a Poya Day, in the evening. The atmosphere was very special. Many villagers and... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
ayamlu
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Aug 23, 2018
“A wonderful journey”
Apr 2, 2018
“beautiful and contemplative”
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Kathaluwa School Road | near Koggala lake, Ahangama 80650, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

There were beautiful paintings. They are decaying now. The artistic view of the paintings were very natural. It is better if our conservative department takes some actions to protect those wonderful paintings. The paintings were odd as some arouse eroticism of the viewers.

Thank Shvetha M
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We were there on a Poya Day, in the evening. The atmosphere was very special. Many villagers and their families were there. Everything was illuminated, many candles and incense sticks. The monk, who lives on the site and looks after the temple, has shown us...More

Thank ayamlu
Reviewed February 20, 2018

We just loved this temple, as it was a bit out of the way and off the tourist track. We were kindly showed around for over an hour by the head monk (only monk?) who looked like a Buddhist Santa Claus. The reason to come...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Quite honestly, there is only one thing to see in this place: the wall paintings. Six years back, you could have seen the oldest printing machine in Sri Lanka (fondly referred to as the "Kathaluwa Machine") but it was destroyed in 2012 in a fire....More

Thank Chameera D
Reviewed January 10, 2018

ordinary temple with little charm - there are much better ones around the island. We were not impressed.

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

nothing really to see here - if you have been to thailand or cambodia. This is nothing exciting to make the trip for

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing - doesn’t look like much when you get there - just another run-down temple - and quite deserted. We managed to find the monk who looks after the place - a wonderful character - and he opened up the inner temple...More

Thank BaldFatChris
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Kathaluwa temple is located near Koggala, on the southern coast near Galle. The temple though has a 13th century foundation, has been completely refurbished in the 19th century, and lately in the 20th century with the help of donations from the Dutch Royal family (This...More

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