Visit to Mulkirigala Rock Temples

Mulkirigala near Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Located near Tangalle, the Mulkirigala Rock Temples are home to seven ancient cave temples. Like the iconic Dambulla caves in the Cultural Triangle, here lies a number of reclining Buddha statues and fascinating cave paintings from the Kandyan Kingdom.

A great thing to do whilst staying along Sri Lanka's south coast, the Mulkirigala Rock Temples stand at over 670ft tall, split over seven cave temples and five terraces. Within the caves, find the murals of ancient Buddhist texts and the statues of dozens of different images of Buddha.

At the top of Mulkirigala Rock Temples, there is the opportunity to visit the view point with its impressive views. Please note however, there are many steps here and access to the viewpoint is down several rock formations.

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