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Address: Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Name of Gadaladenia Temple

Though this temple is known as "Gadaladeniya" today, An inscription identifies this temple as "Dharma Kirthi Viharaya" which is the name of the founding monk. The work "Nikaya... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Any one who likes to visit temple of the Gadaladeniya there is one person issue entrance tickets He may ask from you (can I explain the temple for you) don’t miss this chance. Say yes he will explain you this temple perfectly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Though this temple is known as "Gadaladeniya" today, An inscription identifies this temple as "Dharma Kirthi Viharaya" which is the name of the founding monk. The work "Nikaya Sangrahaya" identifies this temple as "Saddharmathilake" and "Saddharmalankaraya" identifies this as "Gadaladeniya Viharaya" after the village which it is located.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The temple's unique design and architecture has inspired many including Geoffrey Bawa. I really enjoyed my visit here. The temple is under some renovation (June 2015). You would see many temples around Sri Lanka that have been inspired by Gadaladeniya's architecture. Being built on a rock try to avoid going during noon as it would be hard to walk on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Gadaladeniya is one of the 3 temples in the Embekke, Lankathilaka circuit. Closer to the Kandy-Colombo road at Pilimathalawa. Gadaladeniya is not as impressive as Lankathilaka and does not have the intricate wood carvings like Embekke. Nothing much to see as such. Pilimathalawa is known for brassware and you could do some shopping in this area. There is a ticket... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This ancient temple is located near pilimatalawa on colombo Kandy main road. Ideal for history lovers and archeology followers .

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Balmain, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

One of the three elements of the Temple Loop, the main part of this building has some serious scaffolding around it to protect the delicate roof, which makes good exterior photos very challenging. There are some great sculptures in the entry that make up for this, and the Buddha inside is quite impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited this 14thC temple together with the Lankatilaka and the Embekke Devale as an excursion from Kandy. The main shrine room has a large seated golden Buddha statue. There is a devalaya, dedicated to god Vishnu located next to the shrine room. The whole temple has many features of south Indian style architecture. At the time of our visit,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The attraction of visiting this place is its age. But understand that isn't that much to see. At the same time there is hardly anybody. If you did not have a temple indigestion and it is on your way then it is worth visiting. Entry fee is 300 rupees.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We recommend a visit to this Temple which makes a contrast to the much larger Lankatilika Temple in the same region. It is accessible in a tuk tuk from Kandy town. The building complex is located on a hill top which affords very nice views. The Temple was constructed in the fourteenth century by King Wickramabahu. One can enjoy the... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a very small temple and not really interesting. The setting is nice, but the temple itself is nothing special. OK, it's (very) old. Normally these kind of temples are free of charge, but they charge you 300 Rps per person without giving any information. I understand that you need some funding for maintanance, but normally this money is... More 

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Address: Address: Kandy, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy

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