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Habarana Buddhist Temple

Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu (MHT) Highway, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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Majestic & huge

We visited this, & many more, Buddhist temple during a cultural & beach visit to Sri Lanka. The... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
RamblerAtHeart
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Polonnurava

This is an enormous heritage site with some beautiful temples, at least what's left of it. The most... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
peetje01
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Maassluis, The Netherlands
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Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu (MHT) Highway, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We visited this, & many more, Buddhist temple during a cultural & beach visit to Sri Lanka. The cultural history is fantastic. Wear protective clothing as the weather can be hot & humid- water essential!

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is an enormous heritage site with some beautiful temples, at least what's left of it. The most interesting part is the one with the 3 large buddah statues. Have respect for the religion and take a sarong with you and be aware that you...More

Thank peetje01
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The examples of the temples and statues at the sites are quite well preserved, more could be done to make sure they stay that way though. That doesn't make them any less impressive though. The lack of signs and clear information of what is what...More

Thank Tamim K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Just had a look around the Temple and area, it's still used on a daily basis, in some parts. it was a shame it's not better looked after

Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited while on a tour and this was one of highlights of the entire trip. There are lots of buildings over a large area. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank jackiem
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Best preserved Pagoda in the area. Not done reconstruction. You can view how they did it in those olden days. How accurate measurements are. How they arrange materials.

Thank Priyantha P
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ok visit, once seen very little else to do. Was fine as it was part of a visit to the area which involved other sites

Thank AyrshireLad007
Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was very hot and humid the day we visited. There is not much too see and a lot of walking to visit the remains.

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This was a magical place, probably one of my favourite temples. It was so calming and peaceful. The remains are incredible to see, we were surprised at how large this area was and how much still remains, definitely worth the visit if you interested in...More

Thank loulousboys
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The only temple we found in Habarana was around 1km out on the main road - the Habarana Village Temple - a small Buddhist temple with a white stupa, a small lake and a few small shrines and relatively un-remarkable. The directions link bizarrely take...More

1  Thank NSLKerr
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