Japanese Peace Pagoda Rumassala

Japanese Peace Pagoda Rumassala, Sri Lanka

Places to Explore from Kid Friendly Villas in Sri Lanka

Travelling to the sunny island of Sri Lanka with the family? Then there is no greater adventure than exploring the exotic south coast. 

The Japanese Peace Pagoda Rumassala is an iconic attraction located in Unawatuna on the south coast; it is one of the many beacons of peace constructed by Japanese monks across the globe. Check out our list of kid friendly villas in Sri Lanka which place you within easy reach of the pagoda; one of the finest places you will explore in the south! Read on to understand why.

The Japanese Peace Pagoda Rumassala is located on an iconic hill

Ask any local and they will narrate the tale of how, Rumassala Hill came into existence; for it is believed, according to the Ramayana, to be a part of the Himalayans dropped by the monkey king Hanuman, who was sent to fetch a rare herb growing on the mountain. Unable to identify the exact herb, Hanuman brought a part of the mountain and true to the tale, a variety of rare herbs are found growing on Rumassala Hill! As agents for luxury villa rentals in Sri Lanka, we find most guests at Eden Villas enjoy exploring Rumassala Hill and its birds view views.

What is the Peace Pagoda?

The Buddhist shrine was built by Japanese monks, who chose the serene hill located between Galle and Unawatuna, as the perfect tranquil setting for their icon of peace. The smooth round structure resembling a bell is a symbol of peace, no matter which race or nationality you belong to. The early morning or late evening hikes to the temple reward you with not only stunning sunrises and sunsets but expansive views across the Indian Ocean and all the way to the historic Galle Fort.

It is one of many built by Japanese Monks

The Peace Pagoda was built by Nipponzan Myohoji Nikaya of Japan and was opened on the 23rd of February in 2004. This pagoda is one of five located across the island. Others are in Ampara, Bandarawela, Sri Pada and Walapane.

Religious Symbolism

The pagoda, reinstates Sri Lanka as a Buddhist nation, visible from ships out at sea, it is a beacon symbolising Sri Lanka’s rich Buddhist heritage.

Getting to Peace Pagoda Rumassala

You can walk from Unawatuna beach or take a tuk from any one of our Galle villas; an idyllic attraction to check out this serene shrine is just one of the top attractions located close to our coastal villas, do contact us to plan your luxury beach holiday in Sri Lanka!

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