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Address: Maligatenna Dageba, Gampaha 11000, Sri Lanka

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Hiking experience inside Gampaha

This is said to be the highest point in the Gampaha district. One of the historical places which is having a history of more than 2000 years. Near the summit there are places... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Tharaka D
Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka
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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This less-explored-by-foreign-tourist-temple is located about 10 kilo meters from the Gampaha town. Can reach there by public transport by 205 bus from Gampaha town. Has buses every 15 minutes during the day time. You will also see nice paddy field etc. on your way from Gampaha to this place. Especially a foreigner can get an idea about the village situation... More 

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Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is said to be the highest point in the Gampaha district. One of the historical places which is having a history of more than 2000 years. Near the summit there are places which is much difficult if you are going with small kids who can not manage themselves. But the experience you can get at the summit point is... More 

Thank Tharaka D
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is an ancient Cave temple which is located in Malwatuhiripitiya village, Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. The temple is located on the Gampaha - Wathurugama Road and approximately 1.6 km away from the ancient temple Pilikuththuwa Raja Maha Vihara.

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

this is cave temple in gamapa.. you can really be amaze with the natural setting of caves and nature ,,take 30 minites to climb the mountain and view was stunning ...the place is soo much spiritual and you will feel it when you arrive from the city you can evan see the tresure which was buried by the ancient king... More 

Thank Tharanga D
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

few months ago my family with a friend visited Maligathenna. It was like a hiking tour. Maligathenna is famous for rock caves. King Walagamba was build Maligathenna Temple, also Dutch had been using the temple as their camp later. There are some building there, which were build by Dutch. The place is very calm and peaceful. We found a local... More 

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

One of the viharas built by King Walagamba the great. Lot of caves. The area is a forest. Little far away from the main road. There's a rock which can be climbed. Not a hard walk. But difficult for aged people. Vihara is at the middle level. At the top of the rock there's a Dagoba. At the peak you... More 

Thank Isuru P
Wattala, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 26 January 2015

This beautiful rock caves and temple lies near to Maligatenne Rajamaha Vihara. It has about 99 rock caves some are occupied by intruders. Very large "Pus" vine is another attraction. Caves are behind the beautiful , small dagoba. Many believe that this was once occupied by King Walagamba. Rock caves are with ancient writings and some even had buried golden... More 

Thank Anton E
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

This is NOT Maligatenne raja maha viharaya. This one is Uruwala walagamba raja maha viharaya. it has a written history of 700+ years old. major attraction is that it is a cave temple. King walagamba was living here in exile. during a south indian invasion. You can climb the rock behind the temple and reach anotherr shrine room and dagoba... More 

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