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Temple of the Gadaladenia

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in Kandy
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Gadaladeniya Viharaya is the final hop on the Embekka-Lankathilaka-gadaladeniya troika of old temples around kandy. The temple is currently under renovation at the time of our visit, But still retains the old and quiet charm of a countryside temple. The locals pray by carrying a pot of water and walk around the holy tree a certain no of times... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Enjoyed our visit to this little temple up in the hills outside Kandy, well worth the trip. Nice little village too. Watch the woodcarver at work, we wished we had room for some of his work in our luggage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This forms part of the Three Temples tour and is notable for bring constructed of carved stone. Relatively small one of the stupas has four side chapels which contain images of Buddha and wall paintings. The main temple has a large image. There is also a bodi tree.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I thought this temple was not particularly interesting. The guide tried hard to sell us his paintings.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a place to visit if you are passing by to Kandy which is located at Pilimathalawa closer to Kandy. A temple built by King Wickremabahu which needs a lot of attention and maintenance in the present.

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