Mulkirigala Rock Monastery is located in a beautiful area in the Mulkirigala West Grama Niladhari Division of the Weeraketiya Divisional Secretariat in the Hambantota District of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.
In 1826, William Daniel, a foreign watercolor painter, painted a stupa on the rock, a stream at the foot, and wildlife. A painting based on the Mulkirigala rock depicting the mode of navigation was created and it is known as the Mulkirigala sacred area painting. Special carvings can be seen on the front pillars of the temple in the courtyard of the Rajamaha Vihara. There is also a large old cupboard with wooden carvings.
This cave temple complex consists of seven cave temples. Each of these caves bears the name of a huge reclining Buddha statue and numerous seated / standing statues.This temple has many paintings belonging to the art tradition of the Kandy era.
From the Mulkirigala junction on the Beliatta --> Weeraketiya road, about a mile along the Mulkirigala --> Makewela road, you will find the access road to the Mulkirigala temple.