Kirinda Temple

Kirinda centres on this imposing hilltop Buddhist shrine, which includes a stupa and huge Buddha statue. Due to its location, this temple gives magnificent view of sand dunes beach, the Indian ocean, Kirinda fishing harbor and the rest of the surrounding. It’s dedicated to Queen Viharamahadevi, who lived in the 2nd century BC and is at the heart of a local legend. The temple was a place of refuge during the 2004 tsunami.