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Lankatilaka Temple, Kandy

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were here as they were getting ready for a big festival so they were busy whitewashing the temple and putting up lights. I think it would have been great to see during the festival and with all of ...  read more »
  • I specially love the old painting inside the temple, it creates a magical feeling once you are inside. Peace and quite place on the top of the mountain. Very well maintained and would love to go there...  read more »
  • When we arrived the main shrine room door was locked, but a priest came running upon seeing us and opened. There are 2 roads and one brings you to the bottom of the rock which means there are lots of ...  read more »
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