Kalutara temple, located 40 km from Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, is favoured by locals and tourists alike owing to is religious importance and historical significance that dates back to the 11th Century. The temples itself is an immense three stories high enclave featuring a magnificent array of paintings that depict stories from the times of Lord Buddha. Positioned on the south bank of the Kalu Ganga, the third largest river in Sri Lanka, Kalutara was once the seat of government during the regime of Prince Vickramapandya, the South Indian ruler from the 11thCentury. Completed in the 1960s after Portuguese colonization, Kalutara Temple remains forever to be distinct and fascinating as the only shrine in the world that is hollow within.
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