If you want to visit interesting place near Tangalle do not miss Wewurukannala Buduraja Maha Viharaya. Having a name that is difficult to remember, it takes pride in the biggest statue of seated Buddha in Sri Lanka.
It is enough to tell a tuk tuk driver: “To the sitting Buddha Temple”. He will know where to take you. The temple is close to Dikwella, a town easy to reach from Tropical Garden by tuk tuk within half an hour.
Rising to a height of 50 meters, the deep orange statue of Buddha is visible from a long distance. Stairs will lead you up as high as the head of the statue. Here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding area. You will walk through halls decorated with frescoes depicting traditional Buddhist scenes. You can also look into the “hall of sinners” where life-size statues show in graphical detail the torments suffered by those who succumb to the earthly temptations lining the path to enlightenment.
Phone: +420 739 333 730
Medilla Beach, Tangalle