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Murals at Bellanwilla Temple – Morning Tour

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The Bellanwilla Rajamaha Temple Situated within the city of Colombo, has a long and hallowed history. The great sanctity attached to the temple is due to its sacred Bodhi-tree, which is believed to be one of the 32 saplings that sprang from the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi-tree in Anuradhapura, dating back to 3rd Century BC. The temple is also known for the beautiful murals that adorn the walls of the shrine hall (Budu-Ge).

These murals which were painted by artist Somabandu Vidyapathy, at the age of 67, depicting in different strokes the life of the Buddha and Buddhism. His creativity can be seen in an area of 4,632 square feet of walls at the temple. Trace the history of Buddhism and art in this historic site.

Summary

Be picked up from your hotel in Colombo and visit Bellanwilla Temple at 0930 to meet your guide who will take you on an extensive tour of the temples murals which depict the life of Buddah. The tour ends at 1230 and you will be dropped back at your hotel.

  • Inclusive of Field Naturalist
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transport & Taxes
What Our Travelers Have To Say About Us
Bespoke Tour
• 25-Dec-2016
Good tour. Would have appreciated more help and advice in the planning stage being first timers to Sri Lanka
Bespoke Tour
• 25-Oct-2016
It was a great service, perfect guide, food excellent, nice hotels...we will be back.