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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 tuk tuk ride through lovely countryside with great views takes about 10 minutes from the main road and adds to the fun of this visit. Once at the temple site you are meet with an awe inspiiring view...  more »
  • This is a place which is a bit off the beaten track with a road connection to it which is somewhat rudimentary. So, it is another one of these places which is a bit of a trek by car to get to. Once th...  more »
  • Tourist attraction, recommend visiting as early in the day as possible to avoid the crowds. It is a steep, unsteady climb but once at the top the views were stunning. Takes about 1-2 hours depending o...  more »