Must-see attractions in Tissamaharama

  • Raja Maha Vihara temple, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka.

    Tissa Dagoba


    This large much-restored dagoba looming between Tissa town centre and the wewa is believed to have been originally built around 200 BC by Kavantissa, a…

  • Artificial lake Tissa Wewa with clouds and long time exposure, Hambantota District, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

    Tissa Wewa


    The centrepiece of the town and its surrounds is the lovely Tissa Wewa (Tissa Tank), a huge artificial lake. In the evening, check out the flocks of…

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    Yatala Wehera


    Lotus ponds surround this site, which has a wealth of elephant details in the carvings (note the footpads). It was built 2300 years ago by King Mahanaga…

  • Museum


    This small museum, next to Yatala Wehera, contains an extraordinary range of treasures including an ornate, ancient bidet, which – as well as an elaborate…

  • Wirawila Wewa


    West of Tissa, the Hambantota–Wellawaya Rd runs over this large lake (via a causeway). It's home to resident waders and visited by migrating birds.

  • Sandagiri Wehera


    This small dagoba is located within the Tissa Dagoba complex.

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