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Address: Hali Ela | Badulla, Badulla 90000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 77 117 7012

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Great piece of ancient architecure

It is difficult to reach without a car. Hidden in the middle fo a remote village. But it is worth the visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Kutchan-cho, Japan
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Kutchan-cho, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It is difficult to reach without a car. Hidden in the middle fo a remote village. But it is worth the visit.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Bogoda bridge is more than 400 years old, is the oldest wooden bridge to be standing in Sri Lanka. The bridge was built in 16th century during the Dambadeniaya Era, was build by King Walagamba. The bridge has been build with an interlock system where no nails have been used for the construction of the bridge. The bridge cab be... More 

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Thank Harshana W
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Bogoda bridge and the Buddhist temple is situated at Hali-Ela in Badulla district. The main attraction here is the old wooden bridge which belongs to the Dambadeniya Kingdom Era (1220–1354 AD). This bridge is constructed to cross the Loggal Oya and it was on the old Badulla - Kandy road which had been used in the period of Kandyan Kingdom.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This ancient bridge said to be about 500 years old is the oldest bridge in Sri Lanka, made entirely of wood. The use of the motorable road is not said to be encouraged by the resident monks of the adjoining temple as it ends in their premises and they do not want vehicles to be parked there. A selfish attitude... More 

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Thank Max J
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Bogoda bridge is hard to access. You need to travel a fair distance from the Hali Ela town and the road is in terrible condition especially for the last few kilometers. Most vehicles park and take a tuk tuk for the last few kilometers but the tuk tuk drivers rip you off and charge exorbitant rates. Thankfully our van driver... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Must see place if you travel to Budulla. Can reach off Haliela . Road is not that good but can manage with a normal vehicle if there is no rain.

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Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

The caretaker is local who has extensive & fascinating knowledge about the temple and the bridge. Ask you guide to come along with you. trust me the information is worth paying for a guide. Cars cannot travel but vans and jeeps can travel effortlessly.

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Thank thimillionaire
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

This is a covered wooden bridge built in the 16th century during the Kandyan period and was on the road from Badulla to Kandy. Tha adjoining temple dates back even further. Access is not easy. I tried to get there last November but wet weather and road works prevented it. This time not so bad,but had to get a tuk... More 

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

It's a marvellous creation. Very artistic. Craftmanship is unbelievable. Replica of the same bridge can be seen in Mawanella, just after the Railway level crossing in Public works departement road side museum. Bogoda temple is snother hiding place of one of our greatest kings, Valagambahu who was organizing army to fight against invading South Indians. After winning the war he... More 

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Thank Priyantha P
Colombo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is the oldest surviving wooden bridge in the world as far as i gave learn. Bogoda temple is an ancient temple situated beside the Bogoda Wooden Bridge. and it is a wonderful peace of art. Road was not in good shape. we had to take a risk with full of mud. hopefully it will be ok soon because workers... More 

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