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Degaldoruwa, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 17, 2016

This temple is situated in the jungle outside Kandy and is hardly visited by tourists even though there is no entrance fee. The head monk will poen the temple for you and what a happy, jolly fellow he is.Inside there is a long reclining Buddha...More

Thank George H
Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful temples u gave ever seen in my life the painting to the view of the surrounding to the dedication and passion. Of the people to up keep this temple was simply amazing to me thank you for such...More

Thank kerryannlaynebachan
Reviewed August 14, 2016

If you are an art/history lover, this is a must see. This temple was commissioned in the mid 1700s by the Kandyan kings and is built between two large slabs of rock. Inside the shrine room, you will see the original paintings dating back to...More

1  Thank Mil412
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Close to our hotel,(well,2 km) it was something of a trek in the heat but surprisingly well presented and maintained.It is effectively a cave temple and very hot in the daytime but the paintings,colours and the reclining statue are quite superb and the equal of...More

1  Thank Replevin2015
Reviewed March 23, 2016

We were escorted across the paddy fields to this ancient treasure by one of the garden staff from the Kandy House Hotel (about 2km). The key and temple guardian were fetched and lights turned on revealing a reclining Buddha in this rock temple. The faiding...More

1  Thank L0d0
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Just 5km away from Kandy close to Lewella is Degaldoruwa temple , a main tourist attraction. It’s a cave temple built by King Rajadi Rajasinghe in 1771. This temple is renown for paintings done on stone using natural colours depicting Jathaka stories. The temple shows...More

3  Thank travelwithkamal
Reviewed July 3, 2015

Simple site but very interesting cave paintings.As we had been explained these paintings are considered as temple paintings belong to the Kandyan era.

1  Thank nandanak
Reviewed May 11, 2015

Archaeological temple with Kandyan era frescoes ... These frescoes are always referred in Sri Lankan secondary education ART subject in the text books. So worth to visit.

1  Thank Sankalpa G
Reviewed April 22, 2015

One of the absolutely must visit places in Kandy! Historical monument! Be prepared for some pushing and shoving!

1  Thank bhavinthaker
Reviewed February 7, 2015

Degaldoruwa Temple which is built during the Kandian Kindom, is the temple with best and most beautiful wall paintings related to Kandian Age. One special painting is that, there are Demon sons painted with holding guns.

1  Thank Madhawa_h
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