Mahamevnawa Monastery, Kumbalwela

Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Visit Mahamevnawa Monastery for spectacular mountain views and a chance to learn about the spiritual teachings of the Buddha. After a religious discussion with the monks, you'll also be able to visit the bookshop, get personal meditation instruction, and make offerings at the onsite shrines. Be sure to visit the website for practical details, including what you need to bring, when to visit, and how to get there. Use our Kumbalwela trip builder tool to add Mahamevnawa Monastery and other attractions to your Kumbalwela vacation plans.
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  • I visited the Monastery alongside with my partner. We met Rev Bhikku Amitha and had the most beautiful conversation about some specific Buddhist principles, undertook a guided meditation, embraced...  more »
  • Whilst staying in the area I kept seeing this Temple in the far distance perched on top on a mountain & was intrigued. So we went exploring. It is about 10/15 mins drive outside of Ella to the...  more »
  • Located at a very high mountain top. Road is a bit bumpy and dusty. There is a Dagaba on top. Beautiful view. There are Bo plants platend on the slopes and soon it will be Greenish.
  • We had the most incredible day at the Mahamevnawa monastery. After meeting some monks in Ella Town by chance we didn’t know what to expect when they invited us to visit the monastery. The monastery itself is beautiful. On top of a hill the stupa looks out to incredible scenery. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel so welcome and enjoyed a really interesting conversation about Buddhism and learnt a lot. After we served the monks food and had lunch ourselves after and then practiced meditation. It was an amazing day that we will never forget and we learned so much. Thank you! If you are in Ella you must visit !!!
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