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Temple of the Gadaladenia

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #15 of 27 attractions in Kandy
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I would recommend visiting the three temples described here rather than any one. Each temple has a different atmosphere and design. After a drive of about 30 minutes outside of Kandy, nestled in the hills lie three beautiful, yet different temples built in the late 1500s by King Buwanekabahu IV (1341 to 1351) and his successors. The three temples, Gadaladeniya... More

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India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Out of the three Lonely Planet recommended temples this is the worst. 2 years on it still has scaffolding and corrigated iron covering most of the outside. With an entrance fee of Rs 300 we did't even bother going in. There are plenty of other temples around that are just as good if not better.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

that is nice temple with old arts.that is hidden gem in this area qeit calm and nice place to with. recommended this place.

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Copenhagen
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are tired of Kandy city and the Tooth temple then take a rickshaw up the hill and visit this temple. Very relaxed, plenty to see and not too many guests. When I was there the man who sold the tickets was also sitting outside selling his paintings. I thought they were good so i talked with him. He... More

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Bangalore, India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This does not get as many tourists, and hence we found the place very calm. The structure is simple, but some of the sculptures are very well done. And the Buddha statue is very impressive. But the reason that made our visit to this temple more special was the caretaker of the temple - D. Rathnayake. He clearly cares for... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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72 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This temple is built on solid granite rock and is worth a visit. It's not showy or flash but it is much more like a traditional Buddhist temple. The were worshippers there and the monks blessed us. Very interesting to watch the ceremony before worship. The guide is also an amazing painter and you can buy his paintings of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

located out of the city cetere and 20 kms away from kandy. this place is within the lush greener and villages which in iotself was a great attraction.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

this beautiful temple again near lankatilka, is buil on a rock and beautiful stone carvimngs are also evident within. the vegetation and rural scenery is not to be missed.

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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Outside is a stupa and there are four shrines. with many wall paintings. At the time of our visit, the roof was being restored because it leaked so much.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

this temple is in a very quiet location about 15km from kandy town. another great temple in this budhist country. although not that know and touristic it has a history of significant importance as it was also the main temnple like the temple of the tooth durimnh the 14th centrury. Built on a rock with beautiful carvings i relay enjoyed... More

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