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Address: Gadaldeniya Rd, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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This place is good for you if you are interested in worshipping buddhist places. The lankathilaka temple has wood carvings from the kandyan era. They are true quality carvings. If... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is good for you if you are interested in worshipping buddhist places. The lankathilaka temple has wood carvings from the kandyan era. They are true quality carvings. If you are a solo traveller this place would be the best.

Thank Sapaya
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main door of this is claimed the largest wooden door in that era. Paintings have both Buddhist and Hindu influences. renovation works are going on. The ground can get very hot during day time, so better to bring extra socks as you have to take off shoes when entering to the temple premises.

Thank Amila Dananjaya D
Belem, PA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tiles were being changed in April 2017, but it's a very very beautiful place to visit (entry fee 300 Rs).

Thank 855fabiano855
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

i could see very nice paintings inside. There is a nice budda statue which is gold painted. Good architectural work. On roof too there are very nice designs which is related to Kandy Gampola era. I got blessings too from buddhist monks. There are paintings of "Suvisi budda" (24 budda before Lord gauthama Sambudda) on walls. Nice place to photography.... More 

Thank Prasunmed
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Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

You can see this temple on 500 Rp. banknote next to WTC towers and I strongly prefers the monastery. Entrance fee 300 Rp. well spent on renovations. In a nearby shop I got very nice Vesak mask.

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Thank Tomas H
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

This is a very architectural temple with much to learn about its history. Locate near Kandy & must bring children to see the history of Sri Lanka.

Thank lakshansilva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Short distance from Kandy and bear 2 other temples , all worth visiting. All 3 temples are different and have interesting statues , paintings and history. I found the paintings on the door quite interesting. Inside the temple , the statues and paintings are really good.

Thank Ashvin S
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Temple is under construction. Not really worth to go there. 300rp entrance fee to get into to temple

Thank PepeNero10
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

Historical sites. A person working. In the temple opened the doors to the main building at Lankatilaka temple and gave us a tour of the inside.

Thank NKRR
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Makes for an interesting alternative temple visit in the countryside (combined with the other two temples in the vicinity) when the Temple of the Tooth is overrun with people. There are two entrances to the temple. The front entrance at the top of the hill on the street lined with craft shops presumably requires the 300 rupee entry fee. The... More 

Thank Konrad M

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