|Kalutara Bodhi - Kalutara.|
42 km south of Colombo Kalutara is famous for it beache as well as for the Kalutara bodiya, A great Beach and River with water sports and adventure facilities.
The Portuguese built a fort on the site of the original Buddhist temple at Kalutara. The Dutch took it over and later a British agent converted it into his residence during the colonial era. The modern temple, built in the 1960s, is located just south of the Kalutara Bridge and is the only dagoba (Buddhist shrine) in the world that is hollow. Inside, the cool,the cool, echoing walls are lined with a sequence of 74 murals depicting various scenes from the Buddhist Jataka (the legendary 550 previous births of the Buddha) tales.