Historically Valuable Kalutara Temple – Religious wonders of the coastal town

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The majestic island of Sri Lanka contains many treasures, to beautiful landscapes to incredible heritage sites. One site in particular that encompasses both natural beauty and historical heritage is the site of the Kalutara Bodhiya.

Kalutara Chaityaya
Kalutara Chaityaya (Pagoda) from the Kalutara Bridge | Photo by Hafiz Issadeen via Flickr , (CC BY-ND 2.0) 

The Temple

The beautiful Kalutara temple is a much-revered landmark in the town of Kalutara. Being one of the most well-known temples in the country as well as among the Buddhists all over the world, the Kalutara Temple sees thousands of visitors all throughout the year

The Bo Tree

The Bo tree in the Kalutara Bodhi is one of the plants from the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura. On the left side of the Bo tree is the iconic white pagoda or chaithya that was created in 1942.

Accommodation nearby

Kalutara is a great place to enjoy cultural and historical as well as religious attractions even during a short stay. If you are looking for a great accommodation option to allow you to explore the beautiful religious attractions in Kalutara, then Kalutara hotels such as the Mermaid Hotel & Club would make a great choice.

Temple Etiquette

Since this is a place of religious importance, remember to wear decent. Shorts and miniskirts are not allowed to the temple premises. If you’d like to witness something magnificent from the distant past, take a visit to see the Kalutara Bodhiya.

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler.


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