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Buduruwagala, Yala National Park
(4.5/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
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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  • This isolated site is magnificent and testimony to what the rock carvers in Sri Lanka could achieve so long ago. It is now the world's tallest Buddha statue at 51 feet (15.55 metres) after the Taliban...  more »
  • It is a temple on the way between her and Yala. Entry is very cheap 300 rupees and us at least to pass the junction saw chameleons, what is here called iguanas (Varanus for us) and some animalillo more, only that was worth the entry. The temple are some figures engraved in the stone. That said, for a quick stop and cheap way is bad.
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  • Lost in the middle of nature, these Buddhas are worth visiting. Even the 5 km from the main road are pleasant. A welcome break between Ella and Tissamahara
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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