An attraction you cannot miss seeing while driving down Sri Lanka’s south coast, the Kalutara Temple is a scared Buddhist site that is worth visiting. Those in search of Kalutara hotels from which to visit this attraction and the other idyllic coastal sites in the region can stay at The Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels. Situated within easy reach of the temple, this property enjoys a seaside location and belongs to the Aitken Spence Hotels group which has many hotels Sri Lanka proudly calls its own.

Known as the “Kalutara Bodhiya”, the temple sits along the river known as the “Kalu Ganga” and is unique because it features a hollow stupa. Constructed on the site that was once used by the Portuguese to build a fort, the temple consists of a variety of fascinating murals, each portraying stories from Lord Buddha’s life. You will also find a golden Buddha statue here along with wonderful views of the surrounding area.