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Nalanda Gedige

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An ancient mysteries close to Dabulla .it,s more important place as archeological someone studying ancient building structure this is the key point to learn something .
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All reviews ancient hindu temple sri lanka free entrance in great shape the main road beautiful lake unique place small museum worth a stop stone reservoir structure image centuries department tank dambulla
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Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

One of the ancient monuments in sri lanka. Stories says that this is the center of Sri Lanka. Place based on buddhism but some cultural behaviours had effected the building. It has been re constructed in the same place in 1980s as it was founded...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

this monastery is a less travelled historic icon by tourists. an entire collection of stone buildings carved out of rock. an ancient engineering marvel. this place is mostly visited by local Buddhists.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

It's a unique place in many ways. Believed to be the centre of sri lanka and some claim its a place with lower gravity! This was built entirely from stone. Easy to travel and entrance is free for everyone(including foreigners). The person from Archiology department...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Just 1km distance from Mathale - Dambulla road. entrance is free. This building was created 8-10 AD. This been used by buddhist, but the building architecture is hindu. this temple was dismantle and rebuild on the retaining wall of bowatenna tank in 1980s. Around the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

It has been relocated and is a good visit to experience ancient way of building. Assume it is made out of entirely stones and rock and no cement equivalent paste used. A beautiful lake adjoins the building. No tickets, free entrance. Nice tranquil area.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

Ancien temple de granit to visit for who is interested in the Buddhist religion and its history in Shri-Lanka.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank guy c
Reviewed January 20, 2019

This stop on along our trip from Dambulla to Kandy was well worth it. There were no tourists and it was so quiet. You walk a little ways from the car park along a long tree-lined path with the reservoir on both sides. Eventually the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

It's known as the center point of the country and located in between Dambulla and Kandy route. A must see place if you are seriously in to cultural tourism. Because you can see the Hindu influence on Sri Lankan traditional carvings. The place is very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Salindra D
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Another location unknown to our taxi driver that we wanted to visit. A beautiful atmospheric ruin half Hindu half Buddhist. A small basic museum was close by explaining some of the history, then a short walk to the ruin. We were approached by a caretaker...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

Definitely worth a stop on your way to or from Kandy and its free. Also according to our driver a little rare to have a buddhist and hindu temples built side by side.

Date of experience: December 2018
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