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Nupe Ancient Trade Center Building – නූපේ පැරණි වෙළඳ ගොඩනැගිල්ල

Nupe Ancient Trade Center Building

The historic market building at the Nupe Junction had been built by the Dutch in 1775 according to the notice board at the site but according to a Dutch Cultural Heritage site (Cultural Heritage Connections) this site was built by the British.

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Batakotuwala Ella Falls – බටකොටුවල ඇල්ල

Batakotuwala Ella Falls

Height : 3 meters District : Matara No further information is available on this waterfall Source : www.srilankanwaterfalls.net Also See Waterfalls of Sri Lanka –  indexed by name –  indexed by location –  indexed by height Other Places of Interest

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Wewurukannala Viharaya at Dikwella – වැවුරුකන්නල විහාරය

Wewurukannala Viharaya

15 miles east of Matara is the town of Dikwella, where there is one of the most amazing Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. The Wewurukannala Vihara temple is dominated by an image of a seated Buddha. It is 160ft high,

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Mulkirigala [4] – Rock of Ages

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

The night was clear, the stars shone brightly, and the moon shed its silvery light on the lovely scene; the white walls of the temple stood out, relieved by the rock and foliage behind, whilst the leaves of the trees

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Mulkirigala [3] – The Rock Temple Down South

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

The climb was steep but not tiring. We never realized that we had climbed 533 steps up and down until we checked out the number from a temple aide. This was the way to the Mulkirigala temple in the deep

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Mulkirigala [2] – Majestic MULKIRIGALA Rock Temple

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

Mulkirigala is an imposing rock with remarkable cave temples located 21km north from the town of Tangalle in the district of Hambantota. This enormous boulder known as ‘little Sigiriya” rises almost perpendicularly for over 200 metres out of the surrounding

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Mulkirigala Rajamaha Viharaya – මුල්කිරිගල රජමහා විහාරය

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

Have you ever been to Sigiriya? Most of you are sure to have done so, and even those of you who haven’t, would have at least seen a picture of Sigiriya. Why are we talking about Sigiriya? All of you

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Kushtaraja Gala at Weligama – කුෂ්ටරාජගල

Kushtaraja gala

Kushtaraja Gala statue at Weligama can be found on the old main road, which goes through the Weligama town and is about 12 Km away from the Matara town. To reach the site coming form Galle you should take the

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Galge Arcaeological Site at Devinuwara – දෙවිනුවර ගල්ගේ පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

A very interesting structure is found almost opposite the southern most milepost on a short detour inland less than 500 m from the Devinuwara Raja Maha Viharaya and the Upulvan Devalaya One building stands alone and aloof built entirely of

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Devinuwara Raja Maha Viharaya – දෙවිනුවර රජමහා විහාරය

Devinuwara Raja Maha Viharaya

The little town of Devinuwara or the “City of Gods” is located at the most southern edge of the country, about 6.5kms south-east of Matara. Devinuwara is also known as Dondra in English.

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Devinuwara Upulvan (Vishnu) Devalaya – දෙවිනුවර උපුල්වන් දේවාලය

Devinuwara Upulvan (Vishnu) Devale

The little town of Devinuwara or the “City of Gods” is located at the most southern edge of the country, about 6.5kms south-east of Matara. Devinuwara is also known as Dondra in English. At the height of its splendour, in

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Dondra Lighthouse – දෙවුන්දර තුඩුව ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Dondra Lighthouse

“From Point Pedro to Dondra Head” why is that expression so familiar to us? The fact that Point Pedro is at the most Northern tip and Dondra Head is the most Southern tip of Sri Lanka make them most exciting

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Star Fort of Matara – මාතර තාරකා කොටුව

Entrance to the Star Fort Star Fort of Matara

This Star Fort was built to an unique shape of an six pointed star with space for 12 large cannons to cover approaches from all directions. On the arch of the main entrance the year 1765 is embossed (year of construction) along with the VOC emblem and the coat of arms of Governor Van Eck.

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Matara Fort – මාතර බලකොටුව

Matara Fort

The old town of Matara is located on a land tongue between the ocean and a green lagoon, and is protected on the landside by Matara Fort, a 13 meter thick, 5 meter high rampart. On all other sides it is unprotected apart from the natural barrier of the water.

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