Kande Viharaya Temple, Dharga Town

#7 of 65 in Historic Sites in Western Province
Must see · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Visited on 21 February 2020 on Maha Shiv Ratri From the main square take a tuk tuk/ auto at SLR 300/- to and fro to this attraction. distance about 3-4 kms. This is an impressive place with mixed...  more »
  • It is quite rare to have a painted outdoor Buddha so this is a hugely impressive sight. You can also go inside the temple and see all the paintings and carvings, not just look at the statue. There.....  more »
  • Despite its religious significance and the importance as a Buddhist Education Center many visits the temple for the great view it offers from the top of the mountain. Pilgrims and visitors to the temple have to follow a trail of well worked out steps to the top of the mountain, where they are greeted by a giant seated Buddha overlooking the temple as well as the scenic view around. But .. It is deadly sad to look at those elephants being chained and trained and to be honest it beat me off the power of this heritage.
  • This Buddhist temple is well known for its huge statue, which was built on top of the mountain of the temple. It's been visited daily by local and foreign devotees for its historical and religious values.
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