Fa Hien Cave

Local namePahiyangala Cave
LocationSrí Lanka, Sri Lanka

Fa Hien Cave, also Pahiyangala Cave, is situated in the district of Kalutara, Western Province, Sri Lanka and according to a rural legend, named after an alleged resident during historical times, namely Buddhist monk Faxian. However, there is no archaeological or historical evidence to support this legend. Nonetheless, the site is of archaeological significance as Late Pleistocene human fossilized skeletal remains were discovered in the cave's sediments during excavations in the 1960s, the 1980s and in 2013.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fa_Hien_Cave

Address Sri Lanka

Coordinates 6°38'49.92" N 80°12'48.96" E

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