This is another beautiful place situated in the middle of Matara town. The Chapter House was built in a little island on the sea few meters away from the beach. There is a bridge to travel in to the island. It will make a fantastic scene from the top of Chapter house of Matara town. Located walking distance from Nawathana Hotel.
Dondra Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on Dondra Head near the southernmost point in Sri Lanka and is the tallest lighthouse in Sri Lanka and also one of the tallest in South East Asia. Dondra Head lighthouse is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. The lighthouse is near the village of Dondra, and is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) southeast of Matara. The name Dondra is a synonym for "Devi-Nuwara" in the local Sinhala language, "Devi" meaning "Gods" and "Nuwara" meaning "City". Dondra is therefore derived to mean "City of the Gods".
This ancient temple is more than 250 years old. It still maintains the ancient shrine rooms. The best attraction is a clock made in 1926 (self winding mechanical and still works. It is also connects to a hourly bell. Hand made by a juvenile while in custody and later purchased by the high priest of the temple. It has one of the highest sitting Buddha statues, where you can climb and see an amazing view. This temple is located just 22 Km from our hotel.