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Tissamaharamaya Raja Maha Viharaya Dagoba is One of the Largest in Sri Lanka & a Truly Amazing Place

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya It was built in the 2nd century BC by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Titus D
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Sri Lanka
Religious temple

Tissamaharama is the religious buddhist temple. Who built king kawantissa. Located in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sajith D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya It was built in the 2nd century BC by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna (Southern Sri Lanka). The site was consecrated by Lord Buddha himself, who spent some time in meditation there with 500 individuals who have reached enlightenment. The Tissamaharama...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tissamaharama is the religious buddhist temple. Who built king kawantissa. Located in tissamaharama. It has perehera at poson poya. Main religious temple in southern province hambantota district.

Thank Sajith D
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Enroute from Tissa to Ella. By the lake side and can be visited . Since many of these are there at alll cities can be avoided if one is short of time

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

we got a lot of idea about srilankan religion cultures it was really nice.in this place lot of people with fruits in their hand to worship GOD. really awesome

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Tissamaharama Raja maha Viharaya, which is a very impressive Buddhist temple, is located in Tissamaharama in the Hambantota District of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.Tissamaharama stupa is a bubble-shaped and one of the largest dagabas in Sri Lanka. The height of this stupa is...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

this is another spot sacred to the buddhist people in Sri Lanka. It is an important place of worship because of its historicval significance, and the legends woven around the temple. Must observe modest dress and it is bare feet in the temple premises.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

i visit this temple when i visit Kataragama once a year and i enjoy the peaceful nature of the location. you have two car parks near to the temple and shops are available to buy flowers and avoid a long walk from the main car...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This Buddhist temple is a very ancient and historical place in the southern part of Sri Lanka. The main attraction is the giant Pagoda. there are some very old historical ruins in and around this temple and you must visit to this place while you...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a nice Buddha temple in Tissamaharama and even though there are so many buddhist temples in srilanka i feel each is individually different and beautiful in different ways

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

in comprison to most buddhist shrines in Sri lanka this is my favourite for its serenity. even though it attracts large crowds going towards Kathragama, ppl only stay for a short while there fore stupa premises is largely deserted specially during working days i can...More

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