Seruwawila Ancient Temple

Seruwawila Mangala Raja Maha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple in Trincomolee, which is among the holiest Buddhist shrines (Solosmasthana) in Sri Lanka.

Distance from Airport : 280km


It was built during the era of King Kavantissa (2nd century BC) containing the Lalata Dathun Wahanse (sacred forehead bone) of Lord Buddha. It can be reached by land and sea. The sea route begins at Trincomalee to Muttur on boat and another 16 km by roads and the land route is via Kantale, to Allai which is about 45 km through heavy forest.

Seruwawila is a great place to Archeological studies & photography etc.

Somawathiya Temple, Lover Leap, Koneshwaram Hindu Temple, Fort Frederick are the interesting & nearest location to visit around Seruwawila Mangala Raja Maha Viharaya

Hotels Nearest
Trinco Blue by Cinnoman, Sea Lotus Park Hotel – Ales Garden, Aqua Hotel Trincomalee, Pearl Oceanic Resort, Pigeon Island Beach Resort, Nilaveli Beach Hotel, Jungle Beach Resort

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