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Statues

This is a new area.A bit out of the main historical area.The statues of Buddhist monks are... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
3SEse7
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Nellikulama Temple with the 500 statues

The long row of statues representing the Buddha and 500 arahath monks looks impressive. But this is... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Mallika W
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Pelawatta, Sri Lanka
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3 Nov 2018
“Statues”
9 Apr 2018
“Well worth the visit”
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is a new area.A bit out of the main historical area.The statues of Buddhist monks are impressive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This Temple is a little way out of the central heritage area but definitely worth visiting and walking the path next to the monks. Any tuk tuk driver will take you. Very serene and beautiful, one of the highlights of our 3 weeks in Sri...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank philipj443
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This temple opened up with 500 ''Pilima wahanse'' (statues) .Nellikulama temple built in 2006. This temple has become a popular destination for pilgrims to Anuradhapura.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank demi1262016
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I have visit Nellikulama Temple about 03 times. It’s an amazing place. It symbolizing the Loard Buddha and the other 500 Rahathun wahansela. Location is bit away from the Anuradhapura town.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Nilakshi2015
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The long row of statues representing the Buddha and 500 arahath monks looks impressive. But this is not a historical site. Located near the Thanthirimale - Anuradhapura Road. You can visit this site on the way back to Anuradhapura, after visiting Thanthirimale.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mallika W
Reviewed 3 July 2017

You find 500 statues to the top and a underground tunnel like thing with more statutes and paintings.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Hasith9684
Reviewed 5 November 2016

There are statues of 500 arahat Buddhist monks walking behind the Buddha.I am not sure whether foreign tourists are so much attracted to this temple. But for sure Locals.

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank DharshanaW
Reviewed 7 July 2016

actually this temple was started few years ago .earlier it was a barren land ..The grounds include a line of 500 larger than life orange robed statues of buddhist priests on a winding path leading to the temple... but this temple hasn't any historical or...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Upul A
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Visited this temple unexpectedly as it is away from the city, well worth a visit as the sculptures are very well done. A very serene place & very beautiful. Also well maintained. There are about 500 statues of priests & they can be seen through...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 26 March 2016

On the outskirts of Anuradhapura this temple is a little off the normal tourist trail but popular with locals The grounds include a line of 500 larger than life orange robed statues of buddhist priests on a winding path leading to the temple No entrance...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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TravelAddictToo
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Response from Hasith9684 | Reviewed this property |
Hi the total tour will take around 2 hours, yes the underground tunnels are open.
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Response from Hasith9684 | Reviewed this property |
You can take public transport or else bicycle ride. also tuk tuk.
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