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Embekka Village | Three Kilometers from the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Handessa 20480, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a very old beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temple. The carvings are beautiful. Just out of town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is a scenic tuk tuk ride out of Kandy and was one of three temples we looked at. It has amazing carved pillars and rafters. It’ll cost 300SLR pp.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jessemG8431AL
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is a remote village devalya dedicated to the worship of the Sinhalese war god Kataragama. Split into three distinct areas, the digge, or drummers hall, is famous for the exquisite wood carvings throughout the roof and columns. A good guide would be worth it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Nimitta
Reviewed September 13, 2017

It's a one of the great wood carving temple in Sri Lanka build in 14 century in Gampola period. Very beautiful carving & interesting history. Little temple but it's a amazing site. must see in Kandy

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

If you love to see the wood carvings this is a wonderful place to visit. Absolutely stunning wood carved pillars with hundreds of carvings different to each other although it looks the same. Spend at least 1 hour comparing one to another and also look...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Harsha H
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Nice little temple a short distance from Kandy. Our driver was able to find it with google maps. An old man at entrance showed us around. Nice wood carvings on temple pillars. There was some religious ceremony taking place and we had to wait 15...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ashvin S
Reviewed December 17, 2016

This temple is all made of carved wood, even the nails are wood. You need to pass through a colonnade of engraved columns to reach the entrance to the shrine. Note the unique joints in the ceiling and the individualized column carving. As you step...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank George H
Reviewed April 21, 2016

The carved wooden columns - so many of them and very ancient - as you approach the Temple are extraordinary in their workmanship and detail. Animals, florals, all rendered in exquisite details. Worth the long drive! Lots of gift shops in town!

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank 810wanderwoman
Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is a very old place Beautiful wood carvings were simply amazing. The construction of the place was well planned and structured. This is something really unique.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Sumith G
Reviewed February 18, 2016

This is probably the best, for the ancient wood carvings and the very original barn.You pay your entry fee (150 rupees) and enjoy! At the end of the visit you can buy fruit and souvenirs in the local shops.

Date of experience: November 2015
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