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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very nice ride to do when the heat is not too stuffy. Magnificent statues and paintings in the caves. Allow plenty of water because more than 200 meters of steps to climb.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Definitely worth a visit, be sure you are there early. We enjoyed a great tour by a volunteer who showed us the details and told us about the history. Would definitely recommend a tour guide. Beautifu...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    If you are fan of temple is super.il must also love climbing a few stairs... but once at the top no regrets, remember to bring a bottle of water and if you forget don't worry you will find just before you arrive at the top.
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  • July 15, 2017
    More beautiful sceneries. ... But little bit of dangerous All buddhist devotees come usually to worship Lake Dagaba Paddy field The concept of ald kings era .....
  • July 10, 2017
    Worth skipping if you've seen other cave temples, such as those at Dumbulla. Like many Sri Lankan sites, charges have skyrocketed for foreigners -- with this temple charging a whopping 500 Rupee Ticket fee (150% higher than it once was -- and over 1,000% higher than what locals pay). It's all really unacceptable, particularly when one sees wealthy Sri Lankans going in while students from other countries are forced to pay up! But welcome to Sri Lanka... :-(
  • June 3, 2017
    Ancient historical temple with a great history, Have to climb rock stair case to see the perfect picture from the top of the mountain, Can even see far mountain ranges from the top of mulkirigala
  • April 26, 2017
    Holy place. Know a lot about Sri Lanka history. Very beautiful senery looking down from the top
  • April 23, 2017
    Very nice temple to visit. View from top of the temple was very nice

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