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Can you tell me about Ranawana Royal Temple?

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Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, this temple is not too far from Kandy, near the highway museum, about 15 min by bus.
It's not a typical temple, which makes it more interesting for those looking for off the beaten track visits.
You can see the tallest standing Buddha there and it makes quite an impact. In additions, the views from the top offer a peaceful and beautiful panoramic of the area.
One of the most interesting things about this place is the big amount of statues telling stories about Buddhism and about the tooth relic that has been carried around Sri Lanka to protect the Budha's tooth and the heritage of Buddhism. If you have the chance to visit with a local, you'll be able to learn a lot about the meaning of the statues, thus about Buddhism and Sri Lankan history.
Another interesting point is that the main visitors is local people and schools, so you can tell it's not a place designed or exploited for tourist but it's an actual landmark for locals and a place they visit for worshipping.
Great photography opportunities.
Be aware that you'll need to walk up quite a lot of stairs. You don't need to be very fit but if you can't do any exercise or don't feel like walking too much, you must take this into consideration.

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The temple with 28 Buddhas, including world’s tallest 21m height statue of walking Buddha, is not too popular with tourists. Each local you meet on the countless steps greets you with that broad honest Sri Lankan smile, well worth the trip.

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