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Ridi viharaya - Silver Temple , Kurunegala Ridigama

18km north-east of Kurunegala, marks the place where silver ore was discovered in the 2nd century BC, during the reign of Dutugemunu. It is  an ancient Buddhist temple site with rock cave hermitages and an image house with Kandyan paintings

Direction for Ridi viharaya - Silver Temple , Kurunegala Ridigama

If you are coming from Kurunegala side:
Head north from Kurunegala on Dambulla Road Passing Ibbagamuwa (11.5km), take the first right (east) after a another 2km. At 7km, turn right at the junction; after 9km you reach Ridigama. Turn left at the main junction, then right at the clock-tower and follow the dirt track for 200m. Turn left on to the sealed road, then turn right at the T-junction. Follow the road past the lake and go uphill for 1.5km to the vihara.

There is enough parking area opposite to the temple.

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