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Nalanda Gedige

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Nalanda Gedige

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(SKU: LK10110400) This unique 12 Day tour of Sri Lanka is the complete package of Paradise Island. Your journey will take you to the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, where ancient ruins and kingdoms romanticize the land with tales of times long since forgotten. Explore the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, Kandy and get lost in the beautiful, scenic, evergreen hills and valleys of Hatton and Ella. Conquer the wilderness of some of Sri Lanka’s most famous National Parks. Spend a leisurely number of days relaxing on the golden, sun-kissed shores of the southern coast and discover the post-colonial city of Galle. Finally experience the urban lifestyle of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, Colombo.
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Nilusha Alahakoon wrote a review Feb 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka426 contributions39 helpful votes
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The Nalanda Gedige is an ancient temple with a Hindu Kovil. This was earlier situated in the middle of the reservoir, but when the expansion of the reservoir, this was relocated as it was earlier days. Shape and stones everything kept as they were. This place is believed to be the center of Sri Lanka.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Vista-Ceylon wrote a review Sep 2020
Hanwella, Sri Lanka86 contributions3 helpful votes
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Ayubowan..! Nalanda gedige is a Ancient temple situated in mathale district. construct between 8th 10 th centuries. This is clam place to visit with family when we went there no much of tourists. Vehicle parking also there. This called Nalanda gedige because of the foundation to roof constructed from only the stones and this village called nalanda with the Area name and construction type this temple called as Nalanda Gedige. History of Nalanda Gedige Nalanda Gedige is a Buddhist & Hindu mixed temple construct between between 8th and 10th centuries an also design pallwa style. This temple consider as centre of sri lanka. This is the only one temple Buddhist and Hindu mixed temple in sri Lanka. 1980 this temple carefully dismantle and construct on the site because of this temple level under the Bowathenna Reservoir. (Bowatenna Reservoir make Mahaveli Development project) its take 10 years to rebuild. Nalanda Gedige stone crafts only see in this place in sri lanka. More details you can collect from the museum.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ladja wrote a review Apr 2020
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A small but very interesting temple with erotic but eroded Tantric Buddhist carvings about 1 km from main road from Matale to Dambulla.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Kai Wah wrote a review Mar 2020
Malaysia2,785 contributions202 helpful votes
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This is a Hindu Temple built between 8th and 11th century with intriguing carvings and details of Hinduism influence from South Indian architecture in relation to tantric learnings. Free entry to this archeological site. Interesting place to stop over shortly for 15-20 mins after visiting Dambulla Golden Cave Temple before heading to Kandy.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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beggaaa wrote a review Feb 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland26 contributions11 helpful votes
If you are driving from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya you might want to stop and take a look at this beautiful temple. I would maybe not drive a long way just to see this temple but it is a nice stop after a long drive.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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