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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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  • 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 inter...  more »
  • Temple is under construction. Not really worth to go there. 300rp entrance fee to get into to temple  more »
  • What a pleasure to visit the three temples of the surroundings of Kandy! Little world, a quiet and collected, very interesting tours. It is possible to do a trekking through the rice fields to link the three temples.
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