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Lankatilaka Temple, Kandy
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Perched on top of a rock, Lankatilaka Temple bursts with intense colors in massive murals and ceiling paintings, playful figures, and ornaments. The 1344 Buddhist temple sits on a natural stone foundation overlooking picturesque villages and rice paddies. Walk through this treasure of architecture and interior design, guided by an informed onsite curator. Barefoot indoor visits are mandatory, so bring socks during the summer heat. Nearby shops and markets give plenty of opportunities to purchase local crafts. Consider combining your visit with the other sites in the "three temple loop," of which this is the farthest. Arrange your visit to Lankatilaka Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kandy using our Kandy itinerary builder.
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  • Lankathilaka Temple is one of the oldest places to see in Kandy. you will get to see very old paintings and a beautiful statue of lord Buddha, 
  • As this temple is situated on a high rock, the scenes from here is marvelous. A monk gave a description and the history of the temple in Sinhalese. Booklets and photos of this temple were available to...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »