Wewurukannala temple

The Wewurukannala temple - is dominated by an image of a seated Buddha. It is 150ft high, one of the largest Buddha statues in Sri Lanka. 20 km away from Matara towards Tangalla. Sri Lanka's largest Buddha statue is found here at the Wewurukannala temple 3km along Dikwella - Beliatta Road.

Wewurukannala Vihara consists of three separate parts. The first part of the temple is almost 250 years old. The next is of great significance. If you don’t follow the path to enlightenment what fate befalls you by way of punishment are depicted. The temple walls show the path towards enlightenment by depicting hundreds of representations of events in the Buddha’s lives. Wewurukannala Vihara is one of the more popular and important Buddhist shrines and also a popular Tourist Spots in Sri Lanka. The most important aspect of Wewurukannala Vihara is that it consists of a gigantic statue of the Buddha, in a seating posture.

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