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Ancient meditation site

This is a ancient meditation site. thousands of enlightened monks have lived here,therefore it's a... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Shihan N
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
Out of this World.

One of the most amazing places I’ve seen. I’m ashamed of my self that o did not visit here sooner... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Bishan W
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A28 Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is a ancient meditation site. thousands of enlightened monks have lived here,therefore it's a sacred area.you can see relics.

Thank Shihan N
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

One of the most amazing places I’ve seen. I’m ashamed of my self that o did not visit here sooner. The ruins and caves date back a Millennia. The medication postures can clearly be identified by the marks it has on the stones. There are...More

Thank Bishan W
Reviewed 14 March 2018

you need an explanation to appreciate the significance of this site which is interesting both geologically and historically

Thank tednakhle
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing spiritual guide who gave us a bit of an energy charge and history lesson from him. He also did some form of palmistry and advice which was unexpected. We met his spiritual guide which was a little treat but didn’t wish...More

Thank CFTphonehome
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a historical place where 500 monks lived during Anuradhapura kingdom. can see many caves with'katarama'. Some of them created with basic facilities to sleep and covered for safety.

2  Thank Roshan N
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was the first spot we stopped as we entered the complex. It contains some rocks which the guide mentioned was used by monks for shelter and at the entrance are the ruins which may have been a building.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest monasteries of the Anuradhapura kingdom... According to the history, 500 monks belonged to the Vaishyawa caste dwelt on the place and named accordingly as Vessagiriya..

Thank Sunimal R
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This place is a perfect place for couple if you wanna hangout without disturbances of people. But it is advised to go inside caves if you could bear up the urine smell of bats. Climb the rock and you'll get a splendid view on the...More

1  Thank Sarpaya
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Can't believe this place being so calm and quiet in the city and just close by..😍😍 May be thats the reason why monks used to be here at those days. Even in hot sunny weather the shade of rocks give a shady coool feeling. Outside...More

Thank Chathurika R
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Good to go with a guide otherwise would be hard to tell what you are looking at. Amazing ancient ruins from over 2000 years ago. A must see when in this city.

1  Thank Sparkmel
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