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Ritigala Forest Monastery, Habarana

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Witness the remnants of an ancient culture as you trek the winding forest paths at Ritigala Forest Monastery. Originally inhabited by local aboriginals called Yukas, the ruins of the monastery complex are linked by stone paths that lead through the old trees of the jungle. Look for the ancient man-made reservoir, most likely used for ritual bathing purposes: dating between 437 and 367 BCE, it represents an engineering marvel for its time. Hire a knowledgeable guide that can explain the significance of each of the monastery ruins. As you walk between sites, listen to the sounds of the jungle, and contemplate the transportation of heavy rocks necessary for the complex's construction. Work out when and for how long to visit Ritigala Forest Monastery and other Habarana attractions using our handy Habarana itinerary planner.
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  • We have visited this place with our family. It's an idyllic place which radiates peace and beauty. The children have behind the salamander running while we enjoyed the environment. It's really soothing! TIP: bring some cookies and or milk powder etc. along for the monks
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  • It’s a mountain to climb through a forest. Recommend to take a guide for the tour to get the information about the historical value and route to be gone. 
  • Now all the clients have to buy an entrance tickets for ritigala it 2us$,we got the first two tickets 
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