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Japanese Peace Pagoda, Unawatuna

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Designed to focus on peace between all peoples, Japanese Peace Pagoda sits atop a hill overlooking a beach, with views stretching down into the city. Take a stroll up the hill, or take a rickshaw all the way to the top. Before you enter the temple, remember to cover up your shoulders and knees and remove your shoes. Once inside, take a moment to appreciate the message sent by the Buddhist monks who built the pagoda, and snap photos of the various Buddha statues. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda and many more Galle attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Galle vacation planner.
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  • It is quite possible to walk from the beach, Unawatuna Beach on the road to turn Jungle beach. A distance of about 1 km.
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  • If you are in the area of Galle deserves a visit. The building is beautiful, white, in a sunny day Nice is the contrast with the colors of the surrounding forest. Is placed between the Unawatuna Beach and Jungle beach, within easy reach.
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  • As pagodas go this one is nice and is well worth visiting even for a short time. Not much history here as it is a new pagoda (built after the tsunami) but if you are going to Jungle beach it is next d...  more »
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  • Sala tere shrilanka jala dage
  • A small but beautiful and unique kind of temple. It resembles the shape of temples in Japan. When visiting Galle don't miss this place.
  • This is a donation from Japanese people. The temple belongs to Mahayana Buddhism . There is a platform around the temple. And there you can have a nice view of the sea and the complete view of the nearby city ; Galle. There is a Mahayana shrine here. You can see how it looks like . It is different from the Theravada Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka. There are golden colord statues. The Japanese drums. The pagoda is near the famous jungle beach, Unawatuna. You can witness the sea wind there !!!!
  • Must see spot on Sri Lanka. Very impressive with it´s height. You can calm your soul and very nice view on the ocean.
  • This was built to remember the tsunami hit Sri Lanka on 2004. People who lost their lives.