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Address: Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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A very cool temple with a lot of history. Our guide was great in delivering the information in a meaningful way. Not busy at all. Check it out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very cool temple with a lot of history. Our guide was great in delivering the information in a meaningful way. Not busy at all. Check it out!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most suggested half-day tours in Kandy is to the "three temples" that like about 15km away. The journey by tuk-tuk is lovely (and you can stop by the Botanic gardens along the way). Each of the temples is fascinating in its own way. These are not really tourist attractions but places of worship and you are more... More 

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1 Thank Terribleman
Fremantle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a tour of the three main temples outside of Kandy. This temple is located less the 2km from the Colombo-Kandy road. It is built on a rocky outcrop, with numerous small rock pools. You will need to pay an entrance fee Rs300 per person and the ticket seller also does hand painted postcards of the temple, which... More 

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Tsukuba, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did'n have it in my list but passed on the way to airport. It is on top of the large rock. Very nice and quiet place. A painter was painting in paper. Some grandmas were chanting. The temple architects in stone. Very historical.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Another must visit when holidaying in Sri_lanka. You'll need about 3 to 4 hrs to take it all in. Be respectful when entering as its quite a revered place. You are allowed to take pictures too!Enjoy.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

the temple of Gadaladeniya is on best location to visit those like to know the last part of the Sri lanka history.Its have big architectural value.

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1 Thank sumuduniranj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We passed the temple on our way to Kandy. It was a very nice experience to see some of the oldest statues and paintings on the walls. Huge Buddha statue made from gold. Fortunately we were there with a local friend who told us the story behind this temple.

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1 Thank Swaleen A
Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Old place, holy shrine, however not well maintained. We were asked to pay Rs 300 entry fees per person so we decided not to get in. Saw a little bit of the complex. Was well visited by the locals. It was raining a bit so didn't stay there for long. Appeared quiet and peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We visited this on a tour of the three temples outside of Kandy recommended in many guidebooks. If you have time to spend in Kandy, it is worth the visit, but I wouldn't spend more time in Kandy just to see it. The old frescoes here were quite nice. We hired a three-wheeler to take us to all three sites... More 

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1 Thank Arielle T
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This temple is situated a few meters away from the Colombo-Kandy main road. This shows us the creativity of old day people

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