Galpaya Ancient Cave Temple – ගල්පාය පුරාණ ලෙන් විහාරය

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The rocky mountain where the Galpaya Ancient Cave Temple is located

The rocky mountain where the Galpaya Ancient Cave Temple is located
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Galpaya Ancient Cave Temple lies in a remote village between Andiyagala and Jathika Namal Uyana. Built surrounding a rocky mountain using natural caves, the temple functions a monastery today.

Simple living and meditation quarters have been built in the ancient drip ledge caves  used by the meditating monks.

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Route from Galewela to  Galpaya Ancient Cave Temple

Distance : 20 km
Travel time : 45 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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