Potugul Len Raja Maha Viharaya

Attractions, Historic buildings and sites

Composed of three caves, known as the Alavala Caves, the Potgul-len Raja Maha Viharaya is a site of historic and prehistoric importance. The largest of the three caves, the Vihara Lena, consists of a Kandyan era reclining Buddha statute lying along its length. Two seated Buddha statues are placed on either side of the main statue, one dating back to the Kandyan era whilst the other dates back to the Anuradhapura era. Further attractions are the cave murals and the second cave where not only a number of prehistoric artefacts, but also, human remains believed to date back to 13,000 BCE were discovered.


Venue name: Potugul Len Raja Maha Viharaya
Address: Pothgul Len Viharaya
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