Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Bandarawela, Ella

4.7
#7 of 16 in Historic Sites in Uva Province
Visit Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Bandarawela for spectacular mountain views and a chance to learn about the spiritual teachings of the Buddha. After a religious discussion with the monks, you'll also be able to visit the bookshop, get personal meditation instruction, and make offerings at the onsite shrines. Be sure to visit the website for practical details, including what you need to bring, when to visit, and how to get there. Use our Ella trip builder tool to add Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Bandarawela and other attractions to your Ella vacation plans.
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  • Friends of us told us about Mahamevnawa Bandarawela and we are very happy that we followed their advice and visited the monastery. Otherwise we would have missed an experience that belongs to the most...  more »
  • We set out to discover this Buddhist temple still under construction. We started by going around the construction site (the view is splendid over the valley). As we were about to leave, a monk came to meet us and gave us time to exchange and explain the basics of meditation and Buddhism. In the end two and a half hours of exchanges that the whole family enjoyed. We recommend this detour!
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  • Located at a very high mountain top. Road is a bit bumpy and dusty. There is a Dagaba on top. Beautiful view. There are Bo plants platend on the slopes and soon it will be Greenish.
  • We had the most incredible day at the Mahamevnawa monastery. After meeting some monks in Ella Town by chance we didn’t know what to expect when they invited us to visit the monastery. The monastery itself is beautiful. On top of a hill the stupa looks out to incredible scenery. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel so welcome and enjoyed a really interesting conversation about Buddhism and learnt a lot. After we served the monks food and had lunch ourselves after and then practiced meditation. It was an amazing day that we will never forget and we learned so much. Thank you! If you are in Ella you must visit !!!
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