If you like to delve deeper into the rich religious history of Sri Lanka, embarking on a tour to visit the Bahirawakanda Temple would be a delightful indulgence. Read on to know more facts!
The Bahirawakanda Temple which is located in the heart of Kandy is a very attractive hilly place surrounded by lush foliage. Many tourists from all around the world visit this place to catch a glimpse of the massive Buddha statue that rise above the sky. It’s just 2km from the famous temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. You can see this omnipresent Buddha statue from everywhere in the city.
If you’re looking for an accommodation option close to this attraction, consider staying at a hotel such as Amaya Hills, from where visiting the temple is a 20-minute drive. Such hotels also offer some of the attractive Kandy hotel offers to keep you delighted throughout your stay.
Also known as the ‘Gnome Mountain’ or ‘Devil’s Hill’, this temple has some of the interesting legends. One such would be the strange and the unusual noises emitted from the mountain that engulfed nearby people with fear. The villagers firmly believed that it was a work of an evil gnome. Another story comes with an incident of many beautiful girls who had sacrificed their lives to Bahirawa Deviyo.
Why should you visit?
Once visited this site. you will be greeted by breathtaking vistas of lush greenery on the summit of the hill where the temple is located. Breathe in the beauty of the surroundings of the temple and fill your soul with inner harmony. Take time to enjoy hours of meditation in this tranquil oasis which will be divinely soothing!
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