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Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Bandarawela

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Most friendly monks

We went to the monastery with a scooter, which was somewhat challenging, but totally worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Niklas O
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Great hospitality of monks

We reached the monastery around 12 noon. When we said we were from India they were very keen to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Aparnashri K
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3 weeks ago
“Most friendly monks”
5 weeks ago
“Great hospitality of monks ”
The Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Bandarawela, near the town of Ella, is home to over 30 Theravada Buddhist monks. From the top of their mountain they can look out at the busy world below. Anyone who makes the trek up the mountain will be rewarded...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Mahamevnawa Rd, Ella 90100, Sri Lanka
+94 76 825 5729
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the monastery with a scooter, which was somewhat challenging, but totally worth the view! Additionally I was shown around by a vary nice monk, who explained everything to me. They even allowed me to enter the construction site. The view was IMHO...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We reached the monastery around 12 noon. When we said we were from India they were very keen to talk to us. We had very good discourse about Buddhism and relation between Hinduism and Buddhism. They stupa there was under construction and Bhikhus showed us...More

Thank Aparnashri K
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Mahamevnawa is a very good place to visit in alla......It is a very beautiful place.....From here,,we can see beautiful environment & a mountain class....Mahamevnawa has good hospitality & good cordiality.....

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The monastery was about 6 kms from my guest house so i hiked there, the last 4 kms was all uphill. Next too the monastery the monks were constructing a new pagoda but they told me it would be another 5 years before it was...More

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Mahamevnawa M, Owner at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Bandarawela, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

You're correct, each monk has a cottage, which in the Pali language are called kutis. A major part of the work on the stupa/pagoda should be done by May of 2018, but work will continue for a while. But after May the monastery will be...More

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