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Lovely temple to visit

We organised a tuk tuk tour of the temples around Kandy and the war cemetery which took half a day and cost 2000LR including tip - well worth doing rather than paying for an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 28, 2016
Wells, United Kingdom
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gadaladeniya Raja temple is small, on a dead end street in a neighborhood of brass manufacture, and next to a trash area that collects recycled soda cans. It is not visible from the street. All you can see is sheer rock – the temple is actually situated on a huge rock. Stone steps have been carved into the rock... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This temple and stupa are situated on a rocky outcrop; although quite easy to wander about as it's not that steep. Only the rear entrance was open but it still allowed a view of the fading Lion paintings on the entrance walls, before being dazzled by the large gold painted meditating Buddha statue between two gold painted statues resting on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

its sad to see that the temple was neglected. no body is there to guide or look after such historically valuable temple.

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Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This was under construction at the time we went. So, better to check whether the constructions have been finished, before going. The place was pretty much similar to Lankatilaka temple. Booklets about the temple was available to buy. Parking was available near the temple for free. But it was not a proper parking.

Thank Rasika B
Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Gadaladeniya is an old monastery in Sri Lanka it was built on a rock and it contains very beautiful paintings.

Thank Yohani J
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Gadaladeniya, Lankatilaka and Embekke Devale Temples comprise the Three-Temples Loop about half hour's drive from Kandy. With transport (car or tuk-tuk) they can all be visited together in ~ 2 hours and are not particularly busy. This temple, Gadaladeniya, is built on a rock and is very interesting and pretty to visit.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Located around 13kilometers away from the kandy town. Beautiful drawings and amazing architecture . If you have enough time in kandy worth visiting this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We went to this temple twice, once in the day just to take some photos of the outside. Didn't stick around long so we didn't pay to go in, but that is an option if you have time. The real beauty of this place was at night, we saw a ceremony that our tuk tuk driver took us to. We... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We organised a tuk tuk tour of the temples around Kandy and the war cemetery which took half a day and cost 2000LR including tip - well worth doing rather than paying for an expensive organised tour. The curator at the temple spoke excellent english, explained all about it's history and was produsing some lovely art work. Although the temple... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

An amazing historical site,which is of great interest. Try to go early morning when it is not to hot and the sightseers are not as many. We found lots of things to photograph and our guide was very helpful in explaining everything to us,take plenty of fluids as not many places to buy things. A truly great place.

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