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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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  • Among the carved Buddha and paintings, this temple is a little hidden gem. The lovely guardian, us was explaining some things, excavated in the rock Temple imposes and enchants with its mural frescos painted some raw rock. To Crown the visit a Buddha carved into the rock of a few meters of height. 100% recommended
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  • This is a good place to see the historical view of Ella town. Except Rawana Lena most of the other sites in Ella built by British government. But this place give you an very good idea how the place im...  more »
  • Visit this temple was recommended in our guide and we may like to share the recommendation! We were the only tourists there. A donation, which should be actually not more than 200 LKR according to our tuk-tuk driver is recommended. We would recommend a visit to the Temple in connection with the visit of a tea plantation and the Ravana Ella Falls.
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