The south coast of Sri Lanka holds a variety of attractions that would make any traveller fall in love. Those travelling towards Ambalantota or Hambantota would do well to make a stop at Godwaya where the Gotha Pabbatha Rajamaha Vihara can be found. Ideally situated near the entrance to the Walawe River, the temple can be easily reached by staying at any one of the Tangalle hotels. Offering the best Sri Lanka beach resort experience, Ranna 212 would prove to be an ideal choice.
Built during the reign of King Gotabaya in the 2nd century BC, the area once functioned as the administrative centre of the shipping port in Godawaya. Take time to explore this picturesque monastery which will lead you to two Bodhisattva statues and an impressive standing Buddhs statue. Encounter the many stone pillars that stand testament to the temple while observing the beauty of the Godawaya Bay.
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