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A temple of treasures

Galapatha Rajamaha Viharaya

Galapatha Rajamaha Viharaya a prominent Buddhist temple and a lesser-known attraction in Induruwa; that makes it great for visiting during your stay at Taru Villas – Leela Waluwwa. The temple was believed to have been built in the 12th century AD but was destroyed in the 16th century during the Dutch invasion. The temple is home to stone carvings, murals and statues of the Buddha; the largest is a 25-foot reclining Buddha statue.

Nearest City
Bentota
Key Highlight
25ft Buddha statue
Distance from Induruwa
18km

A Look into the Galapatha Rajamaha Viharaya

  • A large bell supported by two ancient rock pillars greets you at the entrance.
  • As this is a place of worship, ensure your shoulders and knees are covered when visiting the temple.
  • The temple is approximately 18 minutes away from Taru Villas – Leela Waluwwa.

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