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Weherahena Buddhist Temple

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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We paid entrance and guide who really was only more district us than explain something as his English is very limited and we had to walk around in his tempo as well he mentioned donations more than 5 times. If you go there its better...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ivana B
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Rather narrow ways to walk, dark with no good lamps. However the paintings are beautiful and the Buddha is visible at the end of tour, from the upper level or from the ground.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Anschwae
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We visited this Buddha / Temple during an excursion from our resort. Amazing paintings and the 93m tall Buddha are interesting to see. Don’t expect a Temple / Buddha which you know from other places - it’s different but worth the trip!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank trawell2018
Reviewed March 30, 2019

Tourists can visit this temple that house a giant statue of the Buddha. A popular spot among the locals buddhists. No footwear and modest dress. Avoid visiting noon time

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fjp4564
Reviewed February 7, 2019

It is a temple close to Matara city with a large seated Buddha statue and a large cave like place with lot of beautiful murals and paintings . Easy access.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dilash D
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Statue was built between 1939-1976, there is several thousands of wall paintings under ground, however the whole place is in poor shape today, I dont recommend the visit, there are much better temples in Sri Lanka...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tomas R
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice and quite temple. There is an entry fee on donation basis. No footwear allowed in the premises, so avoid going when the sun is up high.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Samdani741
Reviewed October 17, 2018

The huge seated Buddha statue , though of recent built , is still quite impressive & is venerated. Equally interesting is the passage system beneath the great statue with the murals & smaller statues.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JanakaHK
Reviewed September 25, 2018

this is one of the old temple in sri lanka. this is very good place for visit. there are lot of hand made drawing in this temple.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank chiras2015
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This place very nice and guest like this temple.so many people come.from mathara to weherahena temple 15 minutes.i won't to say again this place wonderful and amazing so come and have a look.they are is nice picture i mean drowning one .foreign people also come.i...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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