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Historic value plus hiking experience

The trip to Maligathenna is a short one if you are coming from Colombo. Better to go on Poya days... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Isuru P
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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
Great

This is one of the must visit places in Gampaha district if you haven't yet. Raja maha viharaya is... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Chathubhanu
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

A rocky temple with a panaromic top view of the area.It is suspected that the temple was built during King Walagambhaahu..

Thank Priyantha H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The trip to Maligathenna is a short one if you are coming from Colombo. Better to go on Poya days. Otherwise the place is not crowded and you feel very lonely there. But it's not unsafe. The ancient cave temple is dating back to 1st...More

1  Thank Isuru P
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the must visit places in Gampaha district if you haven't yet. Raja maha viharaya is on top of a rock with a wonderful view. Regardless of the scenery, it is an important place for every Buddhist. There are caves too. This...More

Thank Chathubhanu
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Maligatenna: Hasangani Edema Situated not very far from the heart of Colombo, about six kilometres from the Miriswatta junction is the infamous rock temple Maligathenna. It took us about one and half hours to reach our destination and as sign boards are very limited asking...More

Thank Anton E
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This less-explored-by-foreign-tourist-temple is located about 10 kilo meters from the Gampaha town. Can reach there by public transport by 205 bus from Gampaha town. Has buses every 15 minutes during the day time. You will also see nice paddy field etc. on your way from...More

2  Thank Chandika W
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is said to be the highest point in the Gampaha district. One of the historical places which is having a history of more than 2000 years. Near the summit there are places which is much difficult if you are going with small kids who...More

Thank Tharaka D
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is an ancient Cave temple which is located in Malwatuhiripitiya village, Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. The temple is located on the Gampaha - Wathurugama Road and approximately 1.6 km away from the ancient temple Pilikuththuwa Raja Maha Vihara.

3  Thank Lion Dharshana W
Reviewed 15 October 2015

this is cave temple in gamapa.. you can really be amaze with the natural setting of caves and nature ,,take 30 minites to climb the mountain and view was stunning ...the place is soo much spiritual and you will feel it when you arrive from...More

Thank Tharanga D
Reviewed 10 September 2015

few months ago my family with a friend visited Maligathenna. It was like a hiking tour. Maligathenna is famous for rock caves. King Walagamba was build Maligathenna Temple, also Dutch had been using the temple as their camp later. There are some building there, which...More

1  Thank Mytrips H
Reviewed 7 June 2015

One of the viharas built by King Walagamba the great. Lot of caves. The area is a forest. Little far away from the main road. There's a rock which can be climbed. Not a hard walk. But difficult for aged people. Vihara is at the...More

Thank Isuru P
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