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 NO. 6 – Mulgirigala Temple

Travel Time       - Approximately 01 hour
Distance           -  48 Km
Description       - Mulgiriga rock monastery, with its remarkable history & unrivalled setting is a prime destination. The monastery has a great historical significance dating back to 2nd century B.C. The Mahawamsa records King Saddatissa (137 BC-118 BC) that built the stupa on the summit & enshrined relics of Buddha. One of the seven stupas at Mulgirigala was constructed by King Datusena (461-478 AD) in fifth century AD. During the reign of King Agbo Giri Vehera was constructed. The temple was further developed when his second son, King Valagambahu ascended the throne for the second time in 88 BC. Renovation work was carried out by King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe (1746-1778 AD). You can climb the rock to see the large reclining Buddha statue and many other Buddha statues in caves and also the Dagoba on top of the rock.