Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka

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Wewurukannala Vihara

The South

A 50m-high seated Buddha figure – the largest in Sri Lanka – is a highlight of this somewhat gaudy temple, which is often thronged with worshippers. Before reaching the Buddha you pass through a hall of horrors full of life-sized models of demons and sinners. The punishments depicted include being dunked in boiling cauldrons, sawn in half and disembowelled.

The temple is 1.5km inland from Dikwella, towards Beliatta.

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