Isurumuniya Temple, Anuradhapura

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#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in Anuradhapura
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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  • The start must ideally be from the lake bund . take the stroll the first thing in the morning for best effect. As the rising sun strikes the waters ,making each ripple splashing diamonds,take the walk...  more »
  • A temple that doesn't experience high volumes of tourists, this site is worth the visit. The on-site museum features numerous sculptures that originate from the temple. The most noteworthy are the 'lo...  more »
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