Pahiyangala, the largest cave in asia, is situated at Bulathsinhala in the Kalutara District. It is a two hour drive from Colombo through the Piliyanda – Horana Road and covers a distance of about 40km. The road is motorale upto the foot of the rock.
Pahiyangala gets its name from the famous Chinese traveler monk, Fa-Hein who came to this country in the 4th century A.D. in search of Buddhist scriptures. He is said to have stayed in this cave whilst on his way to Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak).
Pahiyangala is a huge rock about 300 feet in height which has a flight of about 1000 steps. It is a wonderful creation of Mother Nature. At the foot of rock, there is a Buddhist temple, recently constructed. The rock is covered by thick jungle. The stairway is very steep and is not good repair in certain places. Nevertheless, the trip is an unforgettable experience.