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Temple of the Gadaladenia

Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 71 626 0006
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Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 71 626 0006
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Having seen so many temples this was a change from the norm and we felt it was largely undiscovered by tourists but visited frequently by locals. Its currently being done up and has scaffolding up but is still very impressive, in a really small way,...More

1  Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed March 9, 2017

The name Gadaladeniya has been derived from meaning bed of rock, and is one of the ancient Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. The temple has been built in the 14th Century, during the time where King Buvenakabahi IV was ruling the country, with the guidance...More

1  Thank Harshana W
Reviewed February 26, 2017

When i travel to different countries I make sure I visit the local worship temples.This was anexcellent few hours and would recommend it. Bare in mind men have to cover knees and ladies their shoulders as respect.

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed February 16, 2017

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...More

Thank LZSeaCliff
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...More

Thank George H
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.

Thank MeeraMc7
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...More

Thank Rasika B
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
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...More

1  Thank Linda S
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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