Distance from Tangalle – 48.5 km (1 hour 23 minutes)
Madunagala Aranya Senasanaya is a Buddhist monastery which is situated in Sooriyawewa in the Hambantota district. The monastery is situated in the middle of a forest and is surrounded by flora and fauna including peacocks and eagles. The Madunagala Hermitage dates back to the Anuradhapura era and was founded by a monk who retreated in to the forest. It is the ideal location with a peaceful environment suitable for meditation. Many devotees from around the island come here to give alms to the monks.
Getting to Madunagala Aranya Senasanaya
From Tangalle travel along the Colombo – Galle – Hambantota – Wellawaya Highway, Ridiyagama Road and Koggalla Road passing Netolpitiya and Ambalantota to reach the Madunagala Aranya Senasanaya which is situated along Madunagala Meditation Center Road in Sooriyawewa, Hambantota.