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Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, Tangalle

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Perched on a rocky crag, Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple comprised of Buddha statues and five compounds. Built in the third century, the structure has withstood time amazingly well and has seen visits from numerous kings throughout its history. The statues include lying, sitting, and standing figures of Buddha, with Kandy-era wall paintings based on Jataka stories decorating many of the temple walls. Guides will wait at the entrance and offer to show you around, but make sure to get the best price before accepting. Plan your visit to Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Netolpitiya trip builder.
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  • to break up the beach days with 20 mins by tuk tuk you get here. Some steps but worth it! And you'll be nearly alone. Affrescatissimo and statues maintained very well
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  • about 40 minutes from Tangalle in tuk tuk. entrance 500 rupees. After a nice climb you can admire beautiful well preserved wall paintings and a breathtaking view over the top of the mountain. the paintings are at the level of those in Dambulla, a trip not to be missed!
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  • In the vicinity of Tangale, only 17 km away consequently a TucTuc well to reach this temple with its beautiful Malerreien and various Buddhas, a perfect destination is located. A few tourists! I recommend a guide, because it is very interesting to hear the history of the system, and to make the climb to 16: 00, because you then get to enjoy of a beautiful sunset can! ☀ only Downer you must rise up 524 stairs, but it pays off. This is my opinion and I am LG s mark absolutely and athletic
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  • Calm n quiet place to relax your mindset.
  • Menura shalinda
  • Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient and Buddhist temple in Mulkirigala, Sri Lanka.
  • Rock temple with 7 rooms on 4 floors. On the top of the rock is monk in small temple who can bless you.
  • All budhists must visit