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Address: Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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calm tranquil spiritual peaceful real contentment without too much hustle and bustle.Worth the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chief architect of this temple south Indian nationalist called Ganaesvarachari as this temple is related to south Indian design their original painting still exhibit on 638 year old jack wood doors. Also Gadaladeniya temple image room has had damage by the Portuguese

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Thank heshani v
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Gadaladeniya temple by motor bike ride. It's 15km from Peradeniya junction. We tracked the root by Google map and reached there around 30mins. The temple is maintained as it's unique style and calm place to stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

calm tranquil spiritual peaceful real contentment without too much hustle and bustle.Worth the visit

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We spent one day discovering the three temples 30km from the kandy city centre. Our tuktuk-driver (Samera, tel 0094776337225) drove us safely to all three of them and showed us the botanical garden and a spice garden. He showed us everything. Would recommend him very much. The temples are quiet but very nice. No people and you could realy enjoy... More 

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Thank 2014geni
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Be sure to watch your footing here, Irregular steps and a little dark on the inside, but so worth every inconvenience! Bring a little offering, say a prayer and be gladdened!

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Thank 810wanderwoman
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We visited here first as part of the three temples loop, and were fortunate to be shown around by an artist who explained huge amounts about Buddhist symbolism and imagery. The temple is ancient and captivating, and definitely shouldn't be missed.

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Thank Rick F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This temple is part of the "Three Temple Loop" near Kandy - a historic and interesting site. We enjoyed seeing a group of local school children having their religious instruction class there - it is good to see this historic site still in daily use by the locals!

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Thank Carolyn L
Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This is a relatively modest place, in contrast to the magnificent Temple of the Tooth, but with great atmosphere - a combined Buddhist and Hindu place of worship. We arrived during an offerings ceremony at the Buddhist temple. A local guide then talked us through the fascinating 14th Century wood carvings and their religious significance before we were invited into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

As most of the temples in Sri Lanka, you have to take your shoes off when visiting this temple, I advice you bring socks with you, because the big rocks on temple floor get hot all day it's hard to walk barefoot. There is also a tiny water lilies pond formation between the rocks on the garden.

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Thank Göksu Ş
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I've been here recently. well true that its a historical place. But the place is poorly maintained and nothing much to see. Don't advice anyone to go there just for this place.

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