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Dhowa Rock Temple is a Beautiful and Amazing with Massive Buddha Rock Statue & Long History with an Ancient Value.

This place is easily accessible from the Bandarawela - Badulla main road after travelling about 6.5... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Titus D
,
Sri Lanka
The unfinished carving

I had arrived at my guest house late afternoon and after being on the train for most of the day i... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
palawanismyhome
,
puerto princesa
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Badulla Road, Badulla 90000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is easily accessible from the Bandarawela - Badulla main road after travelling about 6.5 km towards Badulla from Bandarawela. It is a beautiful and amazing cave temple with a long history with an ancient value. The ancient Buddha statues more than 35 feet...More

Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I had arrived at my guest house late afternoon and after being on the train for most of the day i decided to walk the 4 kms to Dhowa Rock temple. The road was quite busy with traffic and i arrived at the temple at...More

Thank palawanismyhome
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

It is said that King walagamba had been hiding near Dowa Temple during the enemy invasions. There is a cave entrance which is closed now, but folklore relates that it is connected to a secret underground tunnel network connecting Dowa Temple, Ravana Cave and the...More

Thank Amila Dananjaya D
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

It was located in dowa area and had calm surround. It has a big historical value. Include old temple and stone stature.

Thank monashaandrew
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It is not one of the famous Buddhist temples one will fin listed among the tourist attractions of Sri lanka. However, i believe this is a treasure that you would be lucky and happy to discover. It is definitely smaller than Dambulla, but from the...More

Thank Ioana L
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

may have ridden past this if we werent careful but its an amazing huge rock carving of buddha that is 2000 years old and a cave temple as well. A def do!!

Thank cathhhhhh
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Dhowa Rock Buddhist Cave Temple is 2160 years old! It is completely situated in a rock cave The beautiful and colorful paintings in the cave are of 16th Century. Outside there is a huge standing Buddha carving on the rock wall.

Thank SunTan53
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a good place to see the historical view of Ella town. Except Rawana Lena most of the other sites in Ella built by British government. But this place give you an very good idea how the place important before 17th Century. This is...More

Thank Roshan N
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This ancient place is situated on the Badulla - Bandarawela - Colombo main road. Most special about this place is the cave temple and the big buddha statue sculpted on the rock. It is done by king Walagamba. It is magnificent to see how it...More

Thank Sandun N
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Dhowa temple is situated at the bandarawela badulla main road.dhowa temple is a ancient temple.it is made by king valagamba.dhowa temple is a very beautiful place for a evening visit.you can see a big statue of Lord Buddha.it has been designed by king valagamba.the leg...More

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