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. PutBuduruwagala into our Yala National Park online trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful buddhist site dating back to the 10th century. After a bumpy ride to get into the carpark there is a 5 minute walk up a well defined path to the clearing in the trees and the buddhas. Be...  more »
  • The street to the place from main road is so so beautiful. There is a lovely tank (reservoir) near the temple. It's famous for bird watching. The cravings of the rock amazing. They were plastered and....  more »
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