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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  • Most Impressive Buddhist temple to visit . Beautifully made.. The temple is opened to Everyone. Located in a very peaceful place. If you are in Matara. Down south Sri Lanka do not miss it..  more »
  • We are Buddhist and we a like to go there.i think no ticket for local and foreigners people.we going day small children giving us to flower for praying.its very good.  more »

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