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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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  • Be prepared to hike 500+ steps while exploring the 7 caves! As this was a last minute, end of the trip excursion, we departed late morning, but in hind sight we probably would have fared better heat/h...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit esp if you miss Sigiriya and Dambulla - it's a mini version of both rolled into one. OK not as impressive but still very interesting, quieter and not as expensive. Scramble be...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyable experience made all the more interesting by the onsite guide, Sampath, who took the time to answer questions in a way that the children could understand.  more »
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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