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Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara (Kelaniya Temple)

Kelaniya, Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka


Roughly 10 kilometres from the centre of Colombo, the Kelaniya Temple is one of the most well known Buddhist temples in the Colombo area and, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful in Sri Lanka. Built on the banks of the Kelani River, (which flows from Sri Pada/Adam's Peak), the temple is said to be particularly sacred, as the Buddha visited the site on his third visit to Sri Lanka.