A tranquil place of worship that is filled with spiritual aura, the Kande Vihara Temple is one of the most significant Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. Read on to know more about this iconic religious site.
Built-in the 18th century, the Kande Vihara temple is located on a hilltop in Beruwela. The temple features a magnificent statue of Lord Buddha sitting cross-legged and overlooking the walkway. Towering over 160 feet in height the statue is one of the tallest statues in the world where lord buddha remains in a seated position.
Things to do
Visitors to the temple can wander around witnessing devotees paying homage to their god. They can look and marvel at the monumental statue and the surrounding landscape from atop the hill. One could also sit and meditate surrounded by the spiritual ambience of the temple.
Things to remember
Since this is a Buddhist temple, visitors are required to dress modestly covering their shoulders and knees. Also, remove your footwear when entering temple premises. Ask permission before you take any pictures of people or idols when you are inside the temple.
If you are planning to visit here from Colombo it would take up to 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach here. However, if you are stationed at accommodation options at Heritance Ayurveda, you can reach here in less than 5 minutes. Also, be on the lookout for hotel offers in Sri Lanka if you are planning to visit here from a neighbouring resort establishment.