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Dhowa Rock Temple, Badulla

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The highlight of Dhowa Rock Temple is a very tall statue of the Buddha, carved in the rock face and apparently unfinished. The cave shrine features Buddhist murals. Locals claim a secret tunnel stretches from the temple to Kandy, located almost 120 km (75 mi) away. Take a look at our Badulla vacation generator to schedule your visit to Dhowa Rock Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The great image sculpted of Buddha in the stone is impressive. But the frescoes that exist in the temple are also impressive, noteworthy is the ceiling of the entrance and the image of cow and elephant in a drawing
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  • Buddha carved into the walls is amazing, not amused me enough around the temple, where the surreal mess and dirt. It is a huge shame that the inhabitants of Ceylon their sights not appreciate ...
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  • The Dowa Temple dates back 2000 years and is charmingly situated on a dirty sort of river below the town of Ella on the way to the waterfall. When we visited some young boy monks were there chanting m...  more »