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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
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
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
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
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!
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.