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Buddhist Site in Kurunegala

Athagala

An atmospheric rock-cut staircase winds up Athagala, a large black rock outcrop on the eastern side of the city, to offer fine city views from a 22m-tall white Buddha statue. A road also winds up to the same spot. O…
Sri Lankan in Kurunegala

In & Out

An unexpectedly modish bakery-restaurant, 30m from the bus station, with decent Sri Lankan and Western dishes. Omelettes are available as well as rice and curry (from 11.30am) and some good cakes.
Buddhist Temple in Kurunegala

Padeniya Raja Mahavihara

About 85km south of Anuradhapura and 25km northwest of Kurunegala, where the Puttalam and Anuradhapura roads meet, is this Kandyan-style temple, which is worth popping into if you’re passing by. It’s a pretty, medie…