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Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya, Mahiyanganaya

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Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple in Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka. It is believed to be the site of Gautama Buddha's first visit to the country, and is one of the Solosmasthana, the 16 sacred religious locations in Sri Lanka. Currently this temple has been declared as one of archaeological site in Sri Lanka.
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  • The temple is built in places visited by Buddha on his first visit to Sri Lanka. Behind the temple stands the Knuckles Mountain Range, which enhances the atmosphere of this place. 
    The temple is built in places visited by Buddha on his first visit to Sri Lanka. Behind the temple stands the Knuckles Mountain Range, which enhances the atmosphere of this place.  more »
  • This is a very sacred Buddhist religious place in Sri Lanka. It is believed to be the first Buddhist stupa built in Sri Lanka 🇱🇰. This is also the place Buddha stayed when he first visited the... 
    This is a very sacred Buddhist religious place in Sri Lanka. It is believed to be the first Buddhist stupa built in Sri Lanka 🇱🇰. This is also the place Buddha stayed when he first visited the...  more »
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  • According to the literature and history, this is the first place visited by Gouthama Buddha some 2500 years back. Temple is just minutes away from town. Ample parking, not very clean though. Mix of ancient structures and new buildings gives a nice blend.
  • One of the most important sacre places in the country. If you are a travller, make sure to put this in your bucket list, it gives rather a dufferent vibe than most of the other temples. You can buy flowers and offerings when you enter. People at the shops are very friendly they even kept our luggage safe.

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