Dhowa Rock Temple is a protected heritage site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central mountains of the Uva province. Dhowa is a small, ancient village situated on the Badulla – Bandarawela main road. This temple is situated 210 km east of Colombo and 120 km south of Kandy.
Dowa temple is believed to be constructed during King Walagamba’s era. Ancient legends reveal this cave as a secret hiding places for the king during enemy attacks. Later he instructed a person called “Kumbaltissa” to construct a temple here as a Buddhist monastery. Today many travelers are attracted to this place because of its utmost archaeological value plus charm and beautiful environment surrounded by.