Dhowa Rock Temple Ella

The Dhowa Rock Temple is a top Ella attraction and one of Sri Lanka’s most serene spiritual sites. Known for its 39-foot unfinished Buddha statue, this temple, which is believed to be approximately 2,000 years old, is a must-see for tourists. This temple’s rock art and paintings are amazing to see.

If you’re lucky, you’ll stumble across a few monks who are eager to share tales about the temple with you. The temple’s beautiful surroundings put guests in a meditative state of mind.

  • Location: Bandarawela-Ella Road.
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Entry is free, but a gift is appreciated at the temple.