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 Unawatuna attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Unawatuna vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Wasn't overcrowded and we weren't hassled to pay to leave our footwear behind, we weren't even hassled to donate any money. The temple itself is beautiful. We went before sunset but would imagine it w...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    At the top of the descent before Jungle beach we came across this gem. Well worth a visit, the location is superb with great views.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Loved visiting this place! avoid on poya days as it can get crowded. If you are travelling by vehicle, watch out for the steep edges of the mountain and traffic on the narrow winding road! Don't miss ...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    Spectacular site - and getting here is half the pleasure! Wonderful huge stupa and temple with breathtaking views - and no horrifically overpriced (and discriminatory) entry fees. So serene! A must-visit place!
  • July 9, 2017
    The Pagoda and the building there is very attractive. From around the Pagoda, there are great views of the ocean. Also, it is a real calm environment.
  • July 9, 2017
    Great peaceful religious place/ views are amazing/ parking can be an issue specially during holidays
  • June 18, 2017
    Nice and peaceful surrounding. You can instantly feel the difference.
  • June 22, 2017
    Great place and very nice view of the whole Galle City..

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