Yatagala Raja Maha Vihare Sri Lanka

Yatagala Maha Vihare

A short, 4 Km drive (tuk tuks are easy or if you’re adventurous, a bike ride is recommended) inland from Unawatuna, along the village roads and rice paddy fields, is the Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya. This quiet, yet popular rock temple features a 9m-long reclining Buddha. The mural-covered walls are painted in the typical style of the Kandyan period. Monks have been living here for at least 1500 years. Not on the tourist map (yet!), this temple is a nice way to partake in homage to Lord Buddha the way the locals do.


How much?
  • $25.00 per person for two
  • $20.00 per person for groups of four to six
What you get?
  •  Guided tour
  •  Round Trip Transport
  •  Refreshments
  • Morning Round (10:00 am); Evening Round (05:00 pm)
  • Duration 2 Hours
Our Words of Wisdom
  • This is one of our favorite temple visits, due to the sheer historical value that lies within the premises.
  • The evening excursion is recommended as you can witness the evening pooja.

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distance to hotels
4 KM from Cantaloupe Aqua to Yatagala Maha Vihara
4 KM from Cantaloupe Leves to Yatagala Maha Vihara