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A visit to Yatagala Rock Temple

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The quaint Yatagala Temple lies inland from the beautiful beach town of Unawatuna. It is believed that the history of the Yatagala temple runs back to the time of the Anuradhapura Kingdom. Built around and within giant boulder-like rock formations, the temple is a little visited place of worship in the south. Inside the Image House of the temple, is a statue of reclining Buddha, which is nine meters in length. The vibrant murals within the Image House depict various scenes from the Buddha’s life and the ceiling is adorned with floral motifs from Kandyan era.

Experience Overview

Make your way to the temple grounds where scenic walkways lined with rocks and boulders lie ahead. Explore ancient temple arts and witness the beauty of the calm environs of the temple. The temple looks over thriving paddy fields and small villages, offering scenic views. You will need to cover your knees and shoulders – and access the inner chambers barefoot or with socks. You will find socks in the basket inside the vehicle and a sarong in case you need one.

Includes: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Includes:

We provide a guide, water, socks, shawl and vehicle.

Duration: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Duration:

Approx. 1 hour.

Difficulty: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Difficulty:

Easy.

In the know: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
In the know:

Remember you are not allowed to take pictures with your back to Lord Buddha.

Suitable for children: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

Good for children.

What to wear or bring along: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Light, cool clothing. You will need to cover your knees and shoulders – and access the inner chambers barefoot or with socks.

Private or not? - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The visit is private, guided by your chauffeur guide, national guide or site guide. That said, there may be other people around at the site.

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