Gnanasiha Tapowana Vihara
The town’s National Museum displays the fossilised remains of various animals (including rhinos and elephants) discovered in gem pits....
Maha Saman Devale
The Maha Saman Devale, 4km west of the city, is an architectural treasure well worth visiting. Perched on a small hill, it has a...
The 6m-high Katugas Falls, three kilometres north of town, are quite pleasant but are crowded on Sundays and public holidays.
Gnanasiha Tapowana Vihara information
There’s a full-size replica of the Aukana Buddha at the Gnanasiha Tapowana Vihara, on top of a hill overlooking town; you can walk to it through Pompakelle Forest Park