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Address: Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 071-626-000-6
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Private Full Day Tour: The Kandy Temple Run Tour
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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
Wedgie27
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Wells, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank MeeraMc7
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Rasika B
Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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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Thank Linda S
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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Thank justinreineck22
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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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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

If you are travelling along Kandy Colombo main road it is only 1km away from Pilimathalawa town.. only few km away from Lankathilaka & Embakke devala. Situated top of a rock. Famous place for locals.

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Thank Vishwa S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Although the entrance fee was modest, it was only when we approached the temple we were informed it was 'closed during roof repairs' so we paid to see very little at all!

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