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Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Colombo

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Enjoy the spiritual atmosphere at Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, a Buddhist temple near Colombo. Buddha himself reputedly visited the original temple during his third trip to Sri Lanka (thus dating it to before 500 BCE). Destroyed several times during its turbulent history, notably by Indian invaders and the Portuguese, the temple was restored in the 18th century by the Dutch. Explore the complex and immerse yourself in the rich history and calm ambience. Step inside the quiet interior to see the numerous paintings and statues that depict the life of Buddha. Plan your Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara visit and explore what else you can see and do in Colombo using our Colombo trip generator.
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  • This is very important temple in Sri Lanka and must visit when you are in Colombo, Sri Lanka. There are many celling wall paintings and little away from the main city like 30-40 minutes away 
  • One of the sites that the Buddha would have visited! The Temple is famous for its paintings and beautiful sculptures and the Stupa shaped pile of rice this temple is built along the Kelaniya River and is one of the most sacred sites of Sri Lanka.
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  • A lovely place for the Buddhist devotees to worship and it is trusted to be pace where people believe they get forgiveness for the sins they have done. Riched with religious creations within the Vihar...  read more »
  • Upan da sita karapu paw natha warak wandonth kelaniye
  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya is the religious place in the Sri Lanka. Most sri lankan peoples visit every day for worship the temple. there are important museum close to temple.
  • The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kelaniya.
  • One of the most significant Buddhist temple located close to Colombo. Equipped with all public facilities incurring ample parking. Well maintained contributes lot on wellbeing of the area. Created may job opportunities to the community live in the vicinity. Prominent religious event - Dururhu perahera scheduled to held in January yearly basis
  • One of the main Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. Beautiful murals, comforting atmosphere.
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