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Address: Seruwila | Serunuwara, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka

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sacred place

very sacred place of buddhist people. nice nature. If you go to trincomalee you must visit this place. keep drinking water bottles with you.

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Prasunmed
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

very sacred place of buddhist people. nice nature. If you go to trincomalee you must visit this place. keep drinking water bottles with you.

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Thank Prasunmed
Kadawata, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Must visit and worship as a Buddhist. Historical & sacred place, where directly attached with Buddhism.

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Thank Nimeshlak
Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Temple in Trincomalee district and stays among sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka. The golde n fence around stupa has more than thousand pillars. Better to go there in the morning or the weather can be very hot and humid.

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Thank Kitta2
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is one of the temples with historical value where this is believed to be built prior to golden era of Buddhism in Anuradhapura kingdom. This is peaceful place and much remote place also. If you get a chance pay attention to many stories about how this temple was built, how this temple was rediscovered and renovated etc. Don't miss... More 

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Thank RanjanaPerera
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is a historic Buddhist temple build many centuries ago. The surroundings are much quite and peaceful. Morning hours visit is much comfortable as the weather is quite sunny and humid.

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Thank Asitha G
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

Very nice and important place to visit with ancient history.A very calm and peaceful place to worship. A place with a long history. Roads are good.

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Thank Kumudu M
Weligama, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a great significance place for Buddhists as well as the travelers around the world. Because the Stupa in this temple containing the Lalata Dathun Wahanse (sacred forehead bone) of Lord Buddha. This Temple was built by King Kavantissa during his reign (2nd century BC). Over the years, the stupa fell into decay under the pressure of the Tamil... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 17 November 2014

Sacred place for Buddhists. Road to the temple is still getting constructed. But worth a visit. Well maintained.

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Thank charu45
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 15 October 2014

Basically it's a huge temple build by the SL ancient king. (cannot remember the name of the king.) some are destroyed by the LTTE during the war period but most of the area is protected. There are new development going on with the temple these days. All should visit them at least once.

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Thank Tharindu R
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2014

It's 45 minute ride from Trincomalee. If you are a Buddhist this location is very important. Ancient Buildings and peaceful surroundings.

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