Fondly referred as ‘Una’ by locals, the lively coastal city of Unawatuna is a popular hot spot in the district of Galle, Sri Lanka. A preferred holiday destination of the international traveller, Unawatuna is mostly about having a ton of fun under the sun.
Here at Unawatuna you can unwind and bask in the glorious features of a tropical region, and explore some impressive sites.
An exquisite and nearly isolated spot in Unawatuna, Jungle Beach is ideal for a romantic getaway. The friendly waters of the beach makes it to be idyllic for a refreshing dip. One of the most important features here is its tranquil panorama.
Yatagala Rajamaha Viharaya
Boasting of over 2000 years of rich heritage, the Yatagala Rajamaha Viharaya was established during King Devanampiyatissa’s reign. Since then, the sacred premises have received restoration from past kingdoms. During King Parakramabahu the IIs reign, a reclining statue of Lord Buddha was built here. It is important to note that one of the first saplings of the Anuradhapura Bodhiya is planted here.
Japanese Peace Pagoda
In reverence to the enigmatic tale of Hanuman and his relations with Unwatuna, the Japanese Peace Pagoda stands as grand and symbolic edifice. Representing the Mahayana faction of Buddhism, the Pagoda is a lovely expedition for the culture thirsty traveller.
Constructed on a small hill, the Swethamlee Chaitya is an important site for devotees. Especially during the month of Esala, thousands of devotees gather here to offer worship. Many pilgrims are cultivators and they bring a portion of their produce ass offerings for the deities here.
Unwatauna invites the globetrotter to explore its natural splendour. Be it land or sea, the region has much to indulge the curious wanderer. The marshy area of the Rumassala Hill is a favourite of Bird Watchers, as there a number of inhabitant and visiting birds here. Off the coast of Unwatuna there is also a vivid range for marine life including coral scape for you to view!