Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya
Commonly referred to by outsiders as the Buddhist Rock Temple for ease of speech, Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya is one of the more distinct temples in this region. Built into a cave, the ornate details and colourful facade make it a notable place to visit on your bucket list through Sri Lanka. Once you've scaled the series of stone steps to the base of a nine metre Buddhist statue, you'll be faced with views over the rice fields. It's hard to imagine places like this have been occupied by monks for literally well over a millennium. Crowds here are non-existent leaving you almost full reign for seeing the temple's alluring features. As with most temples donations are strongly advised and regardless of your purpose here your visit here will be fulfilling. #architecture #statue #history
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