Hikkaduwa things to do and Attractions

Hikkaduwa things to do and Attractions

Hikkaduwa Attractions – Hikkaduwa is a paradise coastal city located in down south of sri lanka, here is world popular for tourism, wonderful brilliant sand shoreline, surf spots,  lagoons. and also we might want to tell you to about attractions around hikkaduwa

Seenigama Vihara TEMPLE

Around 2km north of Hikkaduwa is the Seenigama Vihara, roosted all alone island. It’s one of just two temples in the nation where victims of robbery can look for retribution. Individuals who have been robbed , visit the temple and buy a specially prepared oil made with chilli  and pepper. With the oil they light a light in their homes and recite a mantra. Sometime, perhaps inside weeks, the thief will be identified when they’re struck down with misfortune, for example, having a bike accident or being hit on the head by a falling coconut.

Gangarama Maha Vihara

Just off Baddegama Rd is this interesting Buddhist temple that has lots of popular educational paintings that are the work of one man over nearly a decade. The monks are happy to show you around.

Hikkaduwa Lake

A further 2km from the temple along Baddegama Rd you come to Hikkaduwa Lake, home to monitor lizards and a lot of birdlife. Boat tours can sometimes be organised on the lake you can ask around

Moonstone Mines

Have you ever wondered where that pretty little moonstone on your finger actually comes from? Head inland 7km to Mitiyagoda and you can descend into the mucky world of mining – 18th century style! Moonstone has been mined in these sweltering forests forever and the moonstone mines, little more than muddy rabbit holes, 6m or 7m long, are fascinating – as is the process of filtering out the precious stones, cutting them up and polishing them ready for sale. Entrance is free, but expect a hardcore sales pitch in the on-site shop afterwards.

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