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Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya

Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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A temple in the sea

The main temple is a boat ride away from the shore. For foreigners they will try to charge more for... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Bengaluru, India
natural beauty

its a nice place to visit .this. is a holy place for srilankan people, however he believe you... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
anoja c
New Germany, Canada
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“small island” (9 reviews)
“small temple” (4 reviews)
Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The main temple is a boat ride away from the shore. For foreigners they will try to charge more for the boat ride. The temple is basically visited by locals and the belief is that you visit this temple to pray that your rivals gets...More

Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 10 June 2017

its a nice place to visit .this. is a holy place for srilankan people, however he believe you respect this is short trip worth

Thank anoja c
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a temple a little inside the sea and when the tide is low one can walk in the sea to reach the temple. A very nice small temple on a rocky island.

Thank mythili_rm19
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Popular place for locals, especially Buddhists, but not much of interest to others really. The simple temple is located on a small island just off the coast. Amazingly, the temple was not destroyed by the devastating tsunami that crashed ashore in 2004.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 23 February 2017

When you travel couple of kilometers starting from Hikkaduwa towards colombo side, the Seenigma Muhudu Vihara could be seen right from the Galle Road. The Vihara (Shrine could not be reached by land. It is built on a rock and surrounded by water. There are...More

Thank regodage
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Ancient traditional place in hikkaduwa and you'll must visit. Nice boat trip and get a unforgettable experience

Thank sakuni k
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is very religious super natural place so if you visit please make sure not to offend . Need small but rough boat ride to the island. Breaking a coconut if you want blessings. Nice surrounding, lot of locals go there to complain about wrong...More

1  Thank gaminide2017
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A quaint Buddhist Temple driving from Galle towards Colombo - Seenigama is around 20 Kms. from Galle. A small Temple is also in the sea accessible only by boat. Limited time so was unable to visit the Temple in the sea. I walked around the...More

2  Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best secret places in Galle district Every time when passing this place I used to stop and put a till and getting blessing Very powerful place

Thank Chirath D
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a small island away from land when you head towards Colombo just after Hikka. Holy land. Goddess "Devol". Very good experience riding on boat. but you can't go when windy season at all. (near dec , april) You can see a small temple...More

Thank Athula-Kithsiri
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