Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Tissamaharama

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  • Tissamaharama Raja maha Viharaya, which is a very impressive Buddhist temple, is located in Tissamaharama in the Hambantota District of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.Tissamaharama stupa is a bubb...  more »
  • this is another spot sacred to the buddhist people in Sri Lanka. It is an important place of worship because of its historicval significance, and the legends woven around the temple. Must observe mode...  more »
  • The giant Buddhist temple in fine condition! Second largest in Sri Lanka. Worth a visit if you come in these parts. Go possibly the 200 m next to the ruins, there you will find a much older ones as a fine contrast to the modern.
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  • Tissamaharama bubble shaped chatiya, 550 ft in circumference and 186 ft. in height. In which the sacred Left Tooth Relic and forehead Bone Relic have been deposited, was rerected by King Kavanthissa the great who ruled Ruhunu Rata from 186 - 161 BC. ක්‍රි.පු. 186 සිට 161 දක්වා රුහුණු රට පාලනය කළ කාවන්තිස්ස මහරජු විසින් බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේගේ ලලාට ධාතුන් වහන්සේ සහ වම් දළදා වහන්සේ නිදන් කොට වට ප්‍රමාණයෙන් අඩි 550 සහ උසින් අඩි 186 ක් වු බුබුලාකාර හැඩති මෙම චෛත්‍ය රාජයාණන් වහන්සේ කරවන ලදි.
  • Buddhist Devotees come usually to worship this place. Surrounding shows calm and cool environment. Happy to have this kind of beautiful place for us. All buddhist around the world come to the place to worship.
  • Visited here at sun down it is so beautiful there... The picturesque​ view is an extra point to the value of this place with its historical and religious value.
  • An Ancient Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama. Lord Buddha spent some time in meditation there with 500 arhats, during his third visit to the island.
  • Ancient Temple of Tissamaharama built by King Kavantissa. Lord Buddhas tooth and forehead bone relics are deposited in the stupa. one of the main monasteries in the ancient kingdom of Ruhuna.

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Where to stay in Tissamaharama

Frequently visited for its great archeological heritage and national parks, Tissamaharama has a variety of mid-range hotels and guesthouses scattered around town. Many hotels follow the B464 Road, grouping around the southern shore of Tissa Lake, which serves as a place to stay if you want to head on a safari trip. A few four-star luxurious hotels sit on the shores of Yoda Lake, which also offers a few mid-range guesthouses. Budget accommodation can be found everywhere around town, with some hostels closer to the safari area.
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