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“39m high Buddha statue!”

Ranked #5 of 47 things to do in Matara
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

If you are in the area then this is well worth a visit. The buddha is amazing and its set in a beautiful location, very peaceful. You can also make a 200rupee donation and tour the underground temple and see all the magnificent art work and the story of buddha! I wish it was in english so I could read everything :)

If you plan to visit this place then ladies remember to take something to cover your shoulders and upper body preferably wear long trousers or a skirt if you can and don't forget to take your shoes off!

Enjoy

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

It's really one of the largest temples in Sri Lanka, with a lot of interesting wall drawings and great Buddah statue at the front.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Beautiful temple. The guide was very knowledgeable and patient while we took photos. The big buddha is amazing!

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Lot of things to see. we can learn about Buddhism also.15min drive away from matara city. Don't miss it. Interesting temple I have seen in sri lanka

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

we stopped off here on the way to a yala safari,at the suggestion of our guide,it was interesting to wander round the underground corridors and look at a selection of the storylines painted in the wall panels, have visited many temples in thailand,and thought this is going to be a waste of time,but it was worth a walk round just to see so many so many paintings that have been done over the years the guide was saying parts of this date back to the 17th century as a lot of temples etc,were destroyed by the portuguese who then built churches on the site of the temples. Outside is the 39mt Buddha and other statues, which did not really compare to the temples of thailand,and unlike thailand no proper donation boxes that we noticed.

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