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Visit Karandeniya Temple in Galagoda, Balapitiya

A winding road climbing up a hill through cinnamon plantations brings you to the Karandeniya Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya which houses the largest reclining Buddha statue in South Asia. Its religious significance is matched by the beauty of the panoramic view of the countryside below.

Dating back 800 years, the statue is believed to have been built by King Parakramabahu II.

Distance from hotel – 8 km