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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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  • Lost in the depths of the countryside, it falls on these gigantic Buddha carved in stone. A nice little detour has to do
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  • It is perhaps the only witness to the Mahayana school, the sculptures of this temple, hollowed sula rock are really nice and are worth a visit.
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  • I was highly recommended to go to this place, but I was a bit let down since there were only a few statues carved on the rock. Not a total waste of time, but if you come from Anurdhapuwa then this is ...  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