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Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple, Matale

Categories: Caves, Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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Explore the 13 caves of Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple to find important relics of Sri Lanka’s Buddhist history. Tucked between hills, the temple was founded by third century BCE King Devanampiya Tissa after he introduced the religion to his people. The main building displays the original Pali Canon (sutras), which monks still copy using traditional methods on "ola" (palm) leaves and offer for purchase. Other caves exhibit relics, such as a reclining Buddha, paintings of the Himalayan mountains and the four great rivers, or depictions of sinners being punished in hell. You need a priest's permission to take photographs, but can store your shoes for free at the entrance. To visit Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple and other attractions in Matale, use our Matale trip itinerary planner.
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  • Monastery near Matale Budasa and dagobas. Has several caves where they found many sculptures.
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  • Aluvihara is the place where the Buddhist scripture was committed to writing by monks who lived in the caves at this location. Although it is a very significant place with beautiful Buddha statues and...  read more »
  • After a climb you'll see some of the most beautiful buddha stone statues of Sri Lanka. The number of detailed statues is just amazing. The view from the top will be a sight you'll never forget. 
  • Aluvihare Rock Temple (also called Matale Alu Viharaya) is a sacred Buddhist temple located in Aluvihare, Matale, surrounded by beautiful environment. Nice views and caves with Beautiful paintings worth a look. Many stories about the temple, Explore it.
  • Climb to the top and see the beautiful scenery
  • Aluvihāra cave temple is an ancient Buddhist temple with historical importance over two thousand years, situated in Matalé, Central province, Sri Lanka. It's a very eye catching temple in a chilly montane environment. Reaching the peak of the temple rock can experience the scenic view of the Knuckles-Riverstone mountains. A highly recommended tourist stopby as well.
  • The place where Thripitaka was written
  • Historical place in matale.
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