We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Unusual Temple Both Hindu and Buddhist” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lankatilaka Temple

Lankatilaka Temple
Book In Advance
More Info
$18.75*
and up
Private Full Day Tour: The Kandy Temple Run Tour
Ranked #9 of 74 things to do in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
314 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Unusual Temple Both Hindu and Buddhist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

One of the Three Temples outside Kandy this is arguably the most interesting. Constructed of brick the outside temple is Hindu with heavy Southern Indian influences.

The caretaker showed us round and had obvious pride in his property. The Hindu part has excellent images of the gods. The one of Ganesh was particularly fine with extremely fat belly and a white elephant head in stark contrast to the brown body.

The inner temple is reached from the other end of the building. It contains the image of Buddha. The main construction material is brick.

Quiet and contemplative

Helpful?
3 Thank SueKot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

164 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    72
    16
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best of the three”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was the best of the three temples we saw on the same day. The inner temple is Buddhist, the outer temple is Hindu. The view was beautiful. The guide - an old man - was very sweet.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank RandGirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wuppertal, Germany
Level Contributor
59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“incredible temple!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

This temple is part of the 3 temple loop. I took a bus and started at one end and walked to the last temple through villages and forest and rice fields. This was an amazing day!!! And this particular temple I spoke with the monk and got an earful of information. What a beautiful buddhist/hindu temple.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank edwuppy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Islamabad, Pakistan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting place to visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Although the visit was unplanned but quite insightful. The moment I entered the temples was asked us to leave for their prayer time! The guy who charged the ticket didn't tell us this could also happen.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank AsifRN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BRIGHTON ENGLAND
Level Contributor
216 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“A Few interesting Artefacts”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Unless you have a guide who can explain some of the items in the collection, not sure you would get much from this place. Can't say if it was good value for money as our guide paid.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Sharon L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lankatilaka Temple also viewed

 

Been to Lankatilaka Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing