Buduruwagala, Yala National Park

4.2
#2 of 10 in Things to do in Yala National Park
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. Put Buduruwagala into our Yala National Park online trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
map
Create an itinerary including Buduruwagala
Buduruwagala Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
186 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Buduruwagala is located about an hour's drive from Ella. It is highly recommended if you pass. Is located in the forest. Fun as a bonus on the go.
    View original
  • A nice stop when you pass vellawaya. This is a good old buddhist temple and that the carvings were really good. It was such a clam place. Must watch when you traveling to yala.  more »
  • Buduruwagala located in ella-wallawaya road in bit ween wallawaya and uva kuda oya.its very mavallous place and every one must see this.its belongs to 1 st century A D (no any evedance.according to th...  more »

Plan your trip to Yala National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Yala National Park

Most visitors to Yala National Park opt to stay in the town of Tissamaharama. Located just outside of the park itself, the town caters exclusively to tourists, with a wealth of accommodations to choose from, including hostels, luxury hotels and resorts, and eco-lodges. Further to the south, and closer to the park entrance, you'll get a bit more of a secluded feel from the accommodations, with private lodges and campgrounds available. Many accommodations will try and get you to take their private safari of Yala National Park, although you are perfectly entitled to shop around for the safari that suits you.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Yala National Park by other users

15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM CROATIA December, culture, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM CROATIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA January, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Yala National Park BY A USER FROM ESTONIA December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans