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Namal Pokuna Temple

  Province North Central
  District Polonnaruva
  Nearest Town Dibulagala
  Period Unknown
  Ruler Unknown

Introduction

This viharaya is situated on same road leading to the famous Dimbulagala Raja Maha Viharaya from Pollonnaruwa but few kilometres before. This is also built on the same rocky mountain range which Dimbulagala stands but this place seems to be rarely visited. Therefore the unspoilt nature and the ancient monuments standing alone inside the forest make this a very enjoyable trip.

At the entrance are newer buildings. From here you have to walk about ¾ kilometres towards the top of the mountain. There are few places you have to climb, but generally it’s a pleasurable walk with a mild climb.

Passing the main site, there are caves which priests sat in meditation and a pond, but this area has not been cleared and is covered by jungle.