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Dimbulagala Monastery

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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Huge temple monastery

This is a temple monastery situated in the north central province of Sri Lanka. Large caves with... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
chamiljaya
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
The untouched natural eco system at Polonnaruwa

The monastery is still untouched by human intervention and therefore the ponds and the thickets to... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Charith B
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 Jun 2018
“Huge temple monastery”
6 Aug 2017
“The untouched natural eco system at Polonnaruwa”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is a temple monastery situated in the north central province of Sri Lanka. Large caves with modern temple structures.

Thank chamiljaya
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

The monastery is still untouched by human intervention and therefore the ponds and the thickets to the peak are well preserved. The view from the sky stupa is amazing and you can have 360 degree view of the region. Be calm and quite since monks...More

Thank Charith B
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Dimbulagala Raja Maha Vihara is locate 16 kilometers south east of the old city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. The Dimbulagala range houses a number of caves cut into the rock with Brahmi inscriptions over their drip ledges. This forest hermitage of medieval times and holy...More

Thank Tharaka86
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

A monolith, away from the main city on the Batticaloa road. Monastery, Medicinal Pond, and few mobile towers on the rock.

Thank shehamramiz
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Well it is a long walk up the mountain but it really is worth it. The view from the top is amazing and you would not regret time you spend to reach the top. Its not a long walk but for a person like me...More

Thank TharinduKande
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth a half day trip out of Polunnaruwa. There is an old and new temple. The old temple is the best. It is a 1 hour trek up to a Pagoda on a mountain. On the way you pass the old temple and jungle...More

Thank Rikard8212
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

You can reach there by public transport. you can hire a Tuk Tuk at Dimbulagala junction. From the junction its nearly 2 km to the Dimbulagala temple. to reach the viewpoint and the "chaithyaya", you have to climb the rock. its a footpath with same...More

1  Thank Sen_S_Malith
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Great place to visit in Polonnaruwa area.We climbed the rock & it's good experience.We saw some monkeys & birds in that area.Beautiful temple on the top.You should climb it before after noon.If not you can't come with sun light.On the top you can see the...More

Thank DAYAFTERSACHI
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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Wonderful hiking in the jungle to reach the top of moutain. There is a beautiful temple and also an unbelievable point of view.

Thank Jean L
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Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

We found it completely by mistake while pottering about on a scooter. They are building a new temple (Jan 2015) which was in its very early stages but it looks like it will be very impressive. The temple we looked around had the 'history' of...More

Thank Patrick B
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