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Tissa Lake

Tissa Lake

The most noticeable feature in Tissamaharama is the giant man made lake, a tank, called Tissa Wewa. The Tissa Wewa is one of the four large ancient irrigation tanks in the area and is believed to be constructed the 3rd Century BC by King Yatala Tissa, or regional king Maha Naga who is a brother […]

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Yatala Wehera

Yatala Wehera

Yatala Vehera (also spelled Yatala Wehera) is an ancient Buddhist stupa located in Deberawewa – Thissamaharama. The stupa is built on a stage made of large flat granite stones and has a surrounding wall of sculpted elephant heads, a moat and a large moonstone. It is believed that the stupa was built 2300 years ago […]

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Raja Maha Viharaya

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya

The Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple and it was one of the four major Buddhist monasteries established in Sri Lanka, after the arrival of Arhant Mahinda Thera to the country. The site of the Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara was consecrated by Lord Buddha himself, who spent some time in meditation there […]

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