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Address: Embekka Village | Three Kilometers from the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Handessa 20480, Sri Lanka
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The third temple in the southwest outskirts

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... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2016
Turin, Italy
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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 minutes before we could see all parts of the temple . Worth a visit. Something... More 

Thank Ashvin S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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 through the doorway under the demon carving above, you view a highly colourful wall hanging... More 

Thank George H
New Delhi, India
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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!

Thank 810wanderwoman
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

Thank Sumith G
Turin, Italy
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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.

Thank robertolong
Fremantle, Australia
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Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Maybe because this was the last of the three temples we visited outside of Kandy, we were feeling slightly over it all. This is the smallest of the temple complexes that we visited that day. The entrance fee is Rs300 per person. As soon as you enter one of the old men at the entrance will try & latch onto... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2015

Gorgeous little temple, circa 14th century. We were the only visitors at the time. Much quieter than the Temple of the tooth and definitely worth the visit!

Thank Hollie D
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed May 16, 2015

14th century temple dedicated to Katharagama or Muruga ( as known in India). Temple has very nice wood carvings on the pillars. Not a lot to see, but a nice place. Fee of LKR 300 to visit.

Thank Krishnan U
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Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited the TheEmbekka Devalaya together with the Lankatelaka and the Gardeladeniya temples as an excursion from Kandy. The Embekka Devalaya is dedicated to the worship of Mahasen, popularly known as Katharagama Deviyo, and a local deity called Devatha Bandara. The shrine consists of three sections, the Sanctum of Garagha, the 'Digge' or 'Dancing Hall' and the 'Hevisi Mandapaya' or... More 

Thank MrandMrsBen
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed March 9, 2015

The temple is very old dating to the 14th century. It is worth a visit, however, the entrance fee is 300 rupees, which is not much, but when you take into consideration that you pay 300 rupees for each of the three temples that are located closeby (Gadaladeniya and Lankatilake temples), the trip is getting expensive. Moreover, four or five... More 

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