When making your way through the emerald isle you would always be met by sights of ancient stupas built for the benefit of monks and a host of other religious edifices that represent a truly unique heritage. For those on holiday in Sri Lanka, a visit to the Yatagala Temple in Galle would all but complete a memorable experience. Sri Lankan Dreams with its popular tours to Sri Lanka will be more than happy to arrange an excursion to this well preserved shrine on the southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka.
In comparison to the much larger temples that one would come across, the Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya which is nestled some way inland from the city of Galle is smaller yet retains a level of tranquillity that would warm the hearts of many. Perched high on a rock, the temple which was built 1200 years ago is simply a sanctuary worth the time and energy. Climb each of the 120 stone steps that would eventually open out to a sacred Bo tree which is a feature of temples in the country. The grounds of the viharaya houses two impressively carved Buddhist statuettes and a meditation cave that must be visited. Once here, travellers would be able to feast their eyes on lush greenery and paddy fields.
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