Distance from Kandy – 11 km (31 minutes)
Ranawana Purana Raja Maha Viharaya is situated in Yatinuwara, Pilimathalawa. It is one of the most beautiful temples in Sri Lanka and is tightly bound with nature. Apart from the usual characteristics of a temple, this temple has a trail in to the forest. It depicts many of the important incidents in the life of the Buddha. It is also the only other temple which has a similar structure of the north entrance of the Saanchi Sthupa in India.