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SITHULPAWWA

 

Panorama of the Sithulpawwa site

Built in the 2nd century BC, the Sithulpawwa rock temple is an important Buddhist site located deep within the Yala National Park.
It has a rich history more than 2000 years old and its name “Sithulpawwa” comes from “Virralapabbata” which can be translated by “the hill of the quiet mind”. The site shelters numbers of rock caves, small dagobas and water ponds.
The rock temple is believed to be an ancient house for more than ten thousand monks to master their Buddhism with very strict rules: silence and solitude.
The walls of the main cave temple will let you admire old paintings from the Anuradhapura’s era which is quite uncommon.

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119/2 Tikiriwewa, Mahasenpura
Tissamaharama
(Sri Lanka)

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