Ancient Temples in Sri Lanka

Ancient Temples in Sri Lanka

The beautiful island of Sri Lanka is one of the best travel destinations in the world. There are many incredible sites of interest. You can visit those with your loved ones if you have an interest in the culture and traditions of the country. The article below provides information about 2 famous ancient temples in the country that you really should consider visiting. You can get in touch with Green Holiday Centre if you want to obtain more information about these cultural attractions.

Wewurukannala Viharaya

Wewurukannala Viharaya, which is located in the town of Dikwella in Matara, is one of the most enchanting sites in the region. The temple’s massive statue of Buddha, which has a height of 160 feet, known to be the largest statue in the country! During the reign of King Rajadhi had built the temple who ruled in the island between 1782 and 1798.

Ancient Temples in Sri Lanka

Wewurukannala Viharaya has three parts. The oldest part of the temple is around 250 years old. In the beautiful temple there are also many paintings and murals which depict horrific scenes of sinners suffering in the afterlife.

Ancient Temples in Sri Lanka

Dhowa Rock Temple

Dhowa Rock Temple is a ancient temples located in the beautiful hills of the Uva Province of Sri Lanka. The temple is a protected heritage site. It is said that Dhowa Rock Temple has a history of over 2000 years. There is a magnificent unfinished statue of Buddha in the temple, which interests both devotees as well as tourists. The old temple was known back in the day as Kumbaltissa Ariyagala Vehera. There is also an ornamental gateway here which is quite beautiful in its own unique way. The beautiful paintings of the Jataka Tales, which adorn the walls of the shrine room, seem to belong to the Kandyan Era.

Ancient Temples in Sri Lanka

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