Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya
Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
About Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple. Although it was destroyed twice, it still retains its original form as it was. The Germans restored it in the 18th century. Locals believe that Buddha visited this temple, and that’s where the temple earned its fame.
Attractions near Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya
Beddagana Wetland Park is situated in the Beddagana area of Ethul Kotte, it’s a paradise for wildlife and nature lovers. It is home to 40 species of butterflies, and 80 species of birds, it also has walking paths through lakes, ponds, and wetlands.
Pettah Floating Market features various fruits, vegetables, traditional Sri Lankan clothes, and electronics at cheap prices. It is considered one of the most popular markets for locals and tourists, located on Pettah’s Bastian Mawatha.
Beira Lake is in the center of Colombo city and sits close to Gangaramaya Temple. It is a perfect place for birdwatchers, photographers. For the people who are looking for relaxation, you can take a walk under the shade of the trees, and cross the bridge over to the island of lovers. There are restaurants near the area that serve delicious traditional Sri Lankan food.
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, also known as “red masjid,” was constructed in 1909. It is considered as one of the oldest mosques in Sri Lanka. The mosque went through expansion operations to accommodate 12,000 worshipers. The mosque is considered an architectural masterpiece, and it was built in the style of Saracenic, which combines Islamic and Indian architecture.
Viharamahadevi Park is near to Beira Lake, it is the oldest and largest park in Colombo. The park includes a group of fountains, plants, and various trees in addition to the golden Buddha statue. The climate and nature make the park one of the most suitable places for walking and relaxation.
Where is Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya
Discover more attractions in Western Province, where Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya is located
The western province is in the Southwest of Sri Lanka. The Province is comprised of three administrative districts: Gampaha, Kalutara, and Colombo which is the capital city also the largest. The western province is famous for the large amount the educational institutions, it has the most schools in the country. The western province has a total area of 3,684 km2 and a total population of 5,821,710.