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Ampara | Nagapabbatha Monastery

Nagapabbatha Monastery

Pilgrimage, photography, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife.Hidden amidst the Kudumbigala Wildlife Sanctuary and few miles away from the Kudumbigala Forest Hermitage are the remains of an ancient monastery lost to the time and the jungle.Ruins scattered over nearly 60 acres of jungle speaks volumes of its glory days but nothing moves a devotee other than the 36 feet reclining Buddha statue of Bambaragasthalawa. Built inside a cave, which had protected it from the hardships of nature, the giant statue made out of a mixture of clay and lime had succumbed to the malice of humans, who have dig in its head, feet and mid sections in search of treasure.

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