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Ellepola Ella Falls in Balangoda – ඇල්ලේපොල ඇල්ල

Ellepola Ella Fall

Ellepola Ella Fall is situated in Ellepola village, Balangoda, in the Ratnapura District. It is on the Colombo – Ratnapura road and can be viewed from the school in the Ellapoloa Welange Division.

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Anawilundawa Sanctuary – ආනවිලුන්දාව අභය භූමිය

Anawilundawa Sanctuary

Anawilundawa Sanctuary consist of interconnected 9 tanks going back to the 12th century and sadly the water ways which fed this system is lost without an trace and today these tanks are fed by flood waters of the Deduru Oya

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Hikkaduwa National Park (Corral Reef) – හික්කඩුව ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය (කොරල් පර)

hikkaduwa national park

Hikkaduwa National Park lies in the popular tourist destination of Hikkaduwa along its beach. The corral reefs on this marine park has made Hikkaduwa Beach one of the most sought after beaches of the country

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Vakaneri Ancient Buddhist Ruins – වාකනේරි බෞද්ධ පුරාවස්තු භූමිය

Ruins @ Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya

In ancient Sri Lanka Vakaneri was called “Vahaneriya”. In the Vakaneri colony near Valachchenai is an ancient site with a pilfered dagaba and the remains of three structures. There are also the remains of a pond and a stone prakara around

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Tsunami Honganji Viharaya at Paraliya – සුනාමි හොංගන්ජි විහාරය

Paraliya Tsunami Honganji Viharaya

Buid as a memorial to the over 35,000 Sri Lankans killed by the Tsunami in 2004, The Paraliya Tsunami Honganji statue is an exact replica of the 5th Century 175 feet Barmiyan Buddha Statue destroyed by the Muslim Fundamentalists in Afghanistan.

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Karandeniya Shailatharama Viharaya – කරන්දෙනිය ශෛලතලාරාම රජමහා විහාරය

800 year old 35 meter long, the longest reclining statue of South East Asia,lies Karandeniya Shailatharama Viharaya in the South

The road goes up the hill through cinnamon plantations to arrive at the Karandeniya Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya, which houses the largest reclining Buddha statue in South Asia. Three hundred feet above sea level, the view from this point is a

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Maduwa Pattini Devalaya – මාදූව පත්තිනි දේවාලය

Pattini Devale Temple at Maduwa

The Maduwa Pattini Devalaya was built in an ancient spot called Kalinga Uyana . This shrine was later rebuilt by late Simon de Silva, an exponent on this Pattini cult.

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Kothduwa Temple [2] – Sri Dalada was once here

Kothduwa Raja Maha Viharaya

Next we came to the enchanting isle of Kothduwa fringed by coconut palms where according to legend, the Sacred Tooth Relic was once enshrined. Close to the river bank was the thorana or archway built of brick – the gateway

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Kothduwa Raja Maha Viharaya – කොත්දූව රජ මහා විහාරය

Kothduwa Raja Maha Viharaya

The Kothduwa Purana Raja Maha Viharaya is an esoteric hideway. Nestled in the Madhu Ganga in the Balapitiya electorate, it is the only temple inside a river without a village flanking it.

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