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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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  • We visited Buduruwagala by chance, it's a bit of a drive to get to, but was well worth the effort. It is a truly breathtaking spot. The giant carved figures that appear as you come out of the woods ar...  more »
  • The less visited and promoted instead. Hidden in the forest in which it is rock carved figures standing Buddha in the Middle 8, which has the sides of a group of 3 characters. On some preserved paintings. Very quiet but beautiful place.
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  • Must See Place When Your In Sri Lanka , Interesting History And Amazing Place BUT Beware Of The Hawkers And Peddlers Here They Are Quite Persistent And You Must Be Firm Or Don,t Make Eye Contact  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