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It was my first visit to Dambakola Patuna, and it seems a new temple done at this point where... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
A must visit place of great Buddhist history

If you visit Jaffna you must visit this temple where the most sacred segment of Jaya Sri Maha... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Chathura G
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first visit to Dambakola Patuna, and it seems a new temple done at this point where Sangamitta Thraniya landed in Sri Lanka with the Bo Sapling.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuranjaniW
Reviewed 18 November 2018

If you visit Jaffna you must visit this temple where the most sacred segment of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya was first brought into Sri Lanka. The beach is so beautiful and the temple is being maintained very well by the military.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chathura G
Reviewed 20 June 2018

beach is so nice. inside has all the story, why this place is so valuable. it was maintained by sri Lankan navy. they had a small canteen & siting cabanas & clean toilets area. offered beli mal with hakuru.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank udayangis
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Navy personal explains the history of the temple which is very helpful. The beach next to the temple looked beautiful. However, the road leading to the temple is not carpeted hence takes time to reach than you think.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Dilinie G
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is one of the earliest sea ports in Lanka where the Ven. Sangamitta the daughter of Emperor Ashoka of India brought a sapling of the Bo tree that the Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. The temple is well maintained & an ideal place to meditate.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Harsha P
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a temple which gives you the peace of mind you have been searching for. Best place for Meditation. This is cleaned and maintained by Sri Lankan Navy. This temple is placed next to the beach where Sangamitta arrived with the Bo tree. This...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Athmajan V
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

An ancient port with historical values... According to the known history sri sangamitta has brought a branch of sacred bo tree to sri lanka from this port. Nothing can be seen there except newly built temple and monuments.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank dmalith
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is another spot worth visiting to observe some peace and quietness and see the local buddhist devotees take part in their daily relegious duties. Observe silence, modest dress and no footwear

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank fjp4564
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple is a very calm and historic temple in Jaffna. Superb Location and Holistic Temple

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Nirosh G
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Dambakola Patuna also called as Jambukola Patuna which was used as an ancient port and have great historical value behind that. Though the current look of the temple has modern building architecture the story behind this location is thousands year ago happened. According to the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank girlfromceylon
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