Exploring the south coast of Sri Lanka cannot be complete without a visit to the Kalutara Temple, which has all historical, religious and architectural values attached to it. It is one of the main cultural sites of the country too.
Kalutara for tourists
If you are looking for a luxury villa in Sri Lanka to stay in Kalutara, you don’t need to worry at all, because this city has plenty of them. Kalutara is just 42 km from Colombo and this iconic temple is just a 15-minute drive from hotels such as the Anantara Kalutara Resort, which is a popular tourist resort in the city.
A bit from the history
The temple saw the completion of its constructions in 1974 and is considered an architectural masterpiece of the country too. The Kalutara Temple is a hollow stupa, and of course one of the very few such stupas remaining in the country.
Inside the temple, there’s a smaller stupa surrounded by four Buddha statues painted in gold. And, you will find murals on the gigantic walls adopted from tales during the Lord Buddha’s era.
The Bo Tree
Located across the temple, there is the sacred Bo Tree which is known to the local community as the Kalutara Bodhiya. This can also be considered as one of the oldest trees in the country, which is why people treat it with so much devotion.
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