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Address: Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Not much up there except the view

Entry fee is 200 rupees. Nice view during a short visit. limited number of things to see in the temple. Good choice of postcards in the shop though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Magog, Canada
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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Entry fee is 200 rupees. Nice view during a short visit. limited number of things to see in the temple. Good choice of postcards in the shop though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice place to get an aerial view of Kandy. Entry fees is 200LKR. You have to climb bare foot to the top on steep steps. So avoid going in the afternoon as it might hurt a lot !

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Dahab, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Buddha look soooo great on this hill!This place one of the "must see" in Sri Lanka!You can see very beautiful view from the hill

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Road to the point is steep and rough but it's worth. From the top you are over looking the city. If you like then you can climb behind the statue to the top. Amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Walked up this hill after being to the temple of the tooth. Very steep but not too long a walk up a road without pavement (I've seen very few pavements in Sri Lanka so far - watch out for vehicles). 200 rupee entry fee although the guy looking after your shoes pushed for much more but didn't get it. You... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recently I visited Bahirawakanda Temple. Every time in Kandy, I have seen this mountain from Kandy town but never had the opportunity to go and see the place. It is worthwhile to make a visit to this location. The Buddha statue at the top defines the Kandy city and its heritage. We can get a magnificent view of the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A nice peaceful place with amazing views over Kandy and an amazing buddha statue, very glad we took the time to see it.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This should be a 'must see' for visitors to Kandy. The gigantic white statue can be seen from afar but the steep climb to the top of the hill is rewarded by spectacular view over the town and surrounding countryside plus the opportunity to explore the Temple. As with all of the major attractions in Kandy, it gets extremely busy... More 

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Zlin Region, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Beautifull view from this place. You will see whole Kandy and mountains around. It´s hard hill to go here, therefore aren´t many tourist here :) You can sit here and in quiet see the great Budha statue.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The view from the top was quite spectacular - note that to walk from Kandy CBD takes around 20-25 minutes but is very steep. The only dampener was the frequent charges along the way to get to the top - be prepared to pay to enter the temple grounds, pay for your shoes to be stored, and pay to climb... More 

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