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Cafe in Bandarawela

Mlesna Tea Centre

You’re deep in tea country so buy some at this superb tea shop and cafe, which has high-quality leaves from across the hills and a selection of daily cakes.
Buddhist Temple in Bandarawela

Dowa Temple

The highlight of the charming Dowa Temple, 6km east of town, is a 4m-high standing Buddha cut into the rock face. The walls of the adjacent cave shrine, carved from solid rock, are covered with excellent Sri Lankan–…