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Beautiful displays of Buddha. Spine thrilling exhibition of Buddha Hell. But TOO sad to see the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Impressive Temple

Budu Raja Maha Wehera Wewurukannala Buddhist temple in Dickwella is a very impressive sight. The... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
John M
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Dikwella, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am really wondering about this place and you must visited here. Lot of tourists and local being here everytime. And the other special thing is this is the one of famous historical valuable Buddhist temple around in southern coast -Matara.

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Wonderful old temple. We have been told, that the temple is 2500 yrs old, there are a lots of sculptures about the ancient times of buddhism. It worst a visit if you are in the area, this temple is different to an average buddhist temple,...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Do not go, unless you want to fund animal cruelty. There is an elephant chained and it can’t move and it is seemingly stressed and in agony. The visit made me sad.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Beautiful displays of Buddha. Spine thrilling exhibition of Buddha Hell. But TOO sad to see the poor chained elephant - not OK.

1  Thank Kkristen70
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The temple itself is ok. It was quite sad seeing the chained elephant; apparently he is 22 and he has been chained for 12 years or so. I would recommend the Rock Temple instead.

1  Thank CarolinaCarolina_13
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Can only agree with others on this one. The people who run this must take such criticism on board. No justification for keeping this animal chained up like this. Shame.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Taken here by Tuk Tuk, loved the cartoons depicting sins and then apparently all is forgiven. The attitude of the Buddhists never ceases to amaze. Whatever floats yiur boat, you can only hope your after life does not include any of this form of torture!...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Budu Raja Maha Wehera Wewurukannala Buddhist temple in Dickwella is a very impressive sight. The literature on site claims the Buddha statue is the largest in Asia. It certainly is impressively big. The shrine room is 350 years old and contains a reliquary of the...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This place is worth the time just to see the first temple. It’s on the right as you pay at the desk. We paid 300 rupees each. We were asked for a donation on the temple also. It really was stunning inside. Giant statues of...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 29 January 2018

new, not nice, durty, no welcome, all that with an entry ticket. . useless visit! basically, nothing interesting to see in the surroundings!!

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Marcela U
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Hi, i think so. But If not the bus, the tuk tuk sure Aneta
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