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. PutBuduruwagala into our Yala National Park online trip itinerary builder and find out whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The street to the place from main road is so so beautiful. There is a lovely tank (reservoir) near the temple. It's famous for bird watching. The cravings of the rock amazing. They were plastered and....  more »
  • For some reason we thought there was going to be more to see, but it’s just a wall with carved Buddha’s, very impressive non the less don’t get me wrong, but you only need about 30 mins here, good to....  more »
  • Magical spot: tranquil, with amazing rock carvings. We were there at 9 AM and there was nobody else there. Maybe gets more crowded later.  more »
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