Weherahena Buddhist Temple, Matara

This colossal Buddha statue was the only statue which was built after the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa peried.The height is 39m this was contructed on a stage which was shaped like a lotus flower.This construction was done according to the tradition of Sariputta carving.

The robe of the statue covered only left side ao the shoulder and building was constructed behind the statue for the protection life story of Buddha painted on the walls of this building
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  • We paid entrance and guide who really was only more district us than explain something as his English is very limited and we had to walk around in his tempo as well he mentioned donations more than 5 ...  more »
  • Rather narrow ways to walk, dark with no good lamps. However the paintings are beautiful and the Buddha is visible at the end of tour, from the upper level or from the ground.  more »
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