Points of Interest - Kalutara

Kalutara Temple

A trip to Kalutara is never complete without a visit to the renowned Kalutara Chaitya and temple. The temple stands at the entrance to the city and has become a ritual for the long distance travellers to donate few coins in to the little collection boxes on either sides of the road, in return of a safe journey.

The Bodhi tree in the Kaluthara temple is believed to be one of the 32 saplings of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura.

The Kalutara Chaitya also known as the Gangatilake Stupa is such a unique creation, with it being the only hollow Buddhist Stupa in the world and inside the Stupa is a large spectacular collection of murals that tells the story of Lord Buddha’s previous life.

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