Isurumuniya Temple, Anuradhapura

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Known for its depiction of a huge reclining Buddha, Isurumuniya Temple includes many exquisite carvings, many of which date from around the 3rd century BCE and later. A lotus pond outside the temple features bathing elephants, masterfully carved out of rocks at the foot of a cliff. A small museum inside the temple contains more rock carvings, including a famous image of a love affair between a king and a lower-caste woman. Take a look at our Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning tool to schedule your visit to Isurumuniya Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Isurumuniya is a Buddhist temple situated near to the Tissa Wewa in Anuradhapura, The temple was built by King Devanampiya Tissa (307 BC to 267 BC) who ruled in the ancient Sri Lankan capital of Anura...  more »
  • Nothing majestic in comparison with the monuments of Anuradhapura but superb place full of charm. You can climb on the rock overlooking the temple, beautiful panorama. Museum with some statues, in short a nice place
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