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Habarana Buddhist Temple

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Address: Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu (MHT) Highway, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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A very impressive temple. Well worth a visit but try to avoid the busiest times and the midday heat.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2015
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Cheshire, England
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Sri Lankan history and Buddhist culture.

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Thank loulousboys
Scotland, UK
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 you to the Hotel Acme. On showing people the trip advisor page they thought that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We aren't religious really but this place is special, spiritual on a whole different level. Amazing artefacts and building. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Jael K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

We had an archeologist as a guide and we learned a lot about the history of the site. It is very differnt from the Budhist temples in India, but very interesting. Yona S.

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Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Beautiful scale to experience. A good visit overall. Can be covered in a day trip to Habarana. Can get very hot so carry socks!!!

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Cheshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

A very impressive temple. Well worth a visit but try to avoid the busiest times and the midday heat.

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Wigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

This temple was well worth a visit. Was reasonably priced and a nice walk up to the top apart from the usual hassle avoiding of the people wanting to sell you the usual tat. Luckily we had a guide with us who warned us about the offerings of flowers to people to take the top and the many visitors who... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

It was peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable. The walk up wasn't too bad, and you were often entertained by the monkeys in the trees on the way up. We had a great time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Beautiful ancient building, with a lot of interesting historical information. Gorgeous for a bike ride around, but very hot during summer - make sure to take plenty of water

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