Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela, Polgahawela

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Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela is an ideal day trip idea for anyone interested in learning about the country's culture and religious heritage, located just over two hours from Colombo. The monastery serves as home to about 100 monks--many speak English and are available to answer questions and offer tours. While there, you'll be able to see the Sacred Bodhi Tree Complex, browse the bookshop, make offerings at shrines, and join in the evening chant. Be sure to visit the website for directions, opening hours, and practical information about what to bring. PutMahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela into our Polgahawela trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Just 4 km from the Polgahawela railway crossing. I went with my foriegn buddhist friend. The temple was amazing and i was delighted to see the beauty of it. Whole area is so silence. Well maintain... 
    Just 4 km from the Polgahawela railway crossing. I went with my foriegn buddhist friend. The temple was amazing and i was delighted to see the beauty of it. Whole area is so silence. Well maintain...  more »
  • Take more time to stay here ,So you can refresh your mind set.Attend to the religious workshops and listen to the blessed instructions . I recommend a full day stay . Please make sure call them prior....  more
    Take more time to stay here ,So you can refresh your mind set.Attend to the religious workshops and listen to the blessed instructions . I recommend a full day stay . Please make sure call them prior....  more »
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  • Absolutely mesmerizing, stunning, indescribable, hard to imagine such a detailed, organized, beautiful place exists in a small place as this town. When you go here, you see the golden monastery, and then you get close and you see the amount of detail that went into each sculpture, the designs, it's just breathtaking. The monks that reside here are very nice, they will explain any questions you have and it's such a tranquil place. This is definitely a must visit.
  • It is a quiet environment and a place of happiness that brings peace of mind. It is the land of a kind man who wishes for the good of men. Anyone who visits this place will understand that it is the place of a very talented, humble and powerful man. It is a place of good fortune for the wise men!.

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