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Everything To Know About 'Fa Hien Caves'

Also known as the Pahiyangala Caves, those staying at one of the many Kalutara hotels should definitely visit this cave. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

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Location

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Fa Hien Caves are located in the Kalutara district of Sri Lanka. If you’re staying in a hotel such as Turyaa Kalutara, drive off Kalutara town towards Bulathsinhala and you’ll find this giant rock with a rich past.

Human remains

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During excavation, bones belonging to two adults, a young child, two older children and a juvenile were discovered. The remains were believed to date back to the latter Pleistocene era.

Cave

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The cave measures to 15 feet high and 147 feet wide, and it is assumed that approximately 3000 people can be accommodated in here. Due to the south west monsoon winds hollowing out the rock, the entrance of the cave forms half a circle.

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