Friday 19 August Part 1: Wewurukannala Vihara Temple and the Tunnel of Hell (Kitsch & Gory Heaven)
Today involved lots of driving, about 10 hours in car or jeep, at least there was an amazing temple on the way . Wewurukannala vihara, it main Buddha is 30m high and the largest in Sri Lanka and you can climb in its head! The temple is full of gorgeous colourful statues of the life of Buddha and king Rajadhi. In love with the kitsch and colours
Main reason for doing this temple was for this: the tunnel of hell !!!!! Gory and kitsch ♡♡♡ Models and wall paintings illustrating what will happen should one succumb to all those earthly temptations lining the path to enlightenment. That was amazing, shame a bit of a rushed visit and we didn't get time to climb inside buddha head. Also not sure our guide like anything “hell” as really rushed through it and each time seem to think not worth visiting !
The Tunnel of Hell
thos panel shaw the the naughty action at top and what will happen to you at bottom