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The bustling hill town of Bandarawela is, like Nuwara Eliya, in the cool Central Highlands, though it is further south and at a lower altitude (1,230 metres) than its more famous cousin. Often considered to be the "forgotten" hill station, it tends to be dry when Nuwara Eliya is wet and vice versa and is known for having the best climate in the country. Located in the Uva district, a tea- and fruit-growing region, farmers come in to sell delicious pears and strawberries on market days (Wednesdays and Sundays). Nearby is the Dowa Rock Temple, with a 7th century unfinished (though nonetheless impressive) eight-metre-high, standing Buddha statue on the cliff-face and a cave with vivid murals of seated Buddhas inside.

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