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Buduruwagala, Yala National Park
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See the ancient Buddhist temple of Buduruwagala, which dates back to the 10th century CE. Seven statues in the temple belong to the Mahayana school, with a collection of small rock-carved figures surrounding the 15 m (51 ft) tall standing Buddha. Faded paintwork, now barely visible, shows that the statutes were once brightly colored. Pay attention to the natural scenery leading to the temple, especially traditional villages, ponds, and wildlife. Admire the ancient rock carvings while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the site. Plan to visit Buduruwagala and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yala National Park attractions using our Yala National Park itinerary builder.
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  • A good stop over from hill country to Ayala. Situated at the edge of dense forest. Very quite. The carvings are interesting and around glimpses of what used to exist as a place of meditation and learn...  more »
  • It is said that the statue of Budha here is one of the tallest statues in world The place is surrounded by hills and and very beautiful One must visit this place while on the way to Nuwara Eliya 
  • My guide told me that he will take me to this amazing place. This was not part of my itinerary as it was not towards the direction we were going. I'm glad to agree to go because what I saw was spectac...  more »
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  • Seven beautiful ancient statues are the eye catching archaeological importance of this place. Very beautiful and very calm place. Super place.
  • 7 statues carved out of the rock. Very beautiful to see. Great nature surrounding it. Must see.
  • Buduruwagala is a magical archeological site. Very nice place to visit. very peaceful and relaxing.
  • Ancient Buddhist Temple. There are seven statues here. This is a mahayana place.
  • Beautiful village with temple