Matale is the home to the ancient place Aluvihara Temple. Aluvihara Temple holds an important place in the history of ancient Sri Lanka, as this was the place where all Pali Canon was first written down in the history of the ancient world. This was done in the Anuradhapura era, and ever since then, this area has played a big part in the history of ancient times. A famous landscape in the world, the Knuckles Mountain Range is also situated in the same location. Matale is also the home to many national heroes of Sri Lanka. Like this, Matale has always played a major role in the history of ancient places in Sri Lanka.