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Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple

Matale, Aluvihara | Aluvihara Junction, Matale Rd, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 222533
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Matale, Aluvihara | Aluvihara Junction, Matale Rd, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
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"golden buddha"
in 6 reviews
"wall paintings"
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"ancient buddhist"
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"palm leaves"
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"sri lanka"
in 16 reviews
"huge boulders"
in 2 reviews
"bo tree"
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"ticket office"
in 2 reviews
"poya days"
in 2 reviews
"steep walk"
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"historical place"
in 2 reviews
"buy tickets"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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"buddha images"
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"lovely setting"
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"entrance fee"
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"short visit"
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Reviewed today via mobile

A holy and thrilling experience to see such a great temple carver into a rock. Need a little energy to climb the steep rock. Photography is prohibited inside the temple, but a must visit place inside Srilanka.

Thank Subramaniam K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a temple about 30 kilo-metre North of Kandy, just beyond Matale on the Dambulla road . It's built on a hill, and not as well-known as the ones at Dambulla. Because of this, there are hardly any visitors, and you can wander around...More

Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it's a religious place and please be calm and wear a fine dress ,some photos were not allowed inside

Thank NishD
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I stay meditate, learn Tipitaka writing on Ola leaves in this campus. Food was arrnaged to me by the Abbot and his associates

Thank Ven S
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is an ancient and a prominent place of buddhist worship. Many steps to climb, not for the faint hearted. No footwear and suitable clothing covering knees and arms for both sexes.

Thank fjp4564
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

As an experienced travelers, this sight is our most recommended Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. About 270 stairs to get up there.

Thank Yameytal
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is very famous temple in Matale. You can visit the temple in 1 hour (max) If you go early you can visit all without a rush due to low crowd.

Thank Sudesh077
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Aluviharaya, a rock cave temple which has cave writings dating back to BCE. During the reign of king Walagambha, Tripitaka was written on ola (palm) leaves. That is first time, the Tripitaka was written. You can find more details on that on internet. There's museum...More

Thank Isuru P
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We were on our way to Sigirya when we decided to stop by this amazing place. Famous for the fact that a few hundred years after the Buddha's death, his teachings were written down here by generations of monks (the whole lot was burned by...More

Thank Craig T
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

A contrast to Dambulla and not as well known Well worth visiting for its great artwork and the location Much less touristic than Dambulla The pictures of the fate of wrongdoing in the second temple are brilliant

Thank Albia-Newton
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N N
9 March 2015|
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Response from N N | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bruce, Please allow me to explain. This review that we have contributed to, refers to a place called "Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple" located in Matale, North of Kandy, in Sri Lanka. You have posted pictures of "Dambulla... More
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