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Lankatilaka Temple, Kandy
(4.3/5 based on 150+ 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 walked in to be nosey and were welcomed in to look around , the is a small museum and we got a blessing from one of the monks 
  • Beautiful views, but it is better to wear socks: many sick, pleshivyh dogs roam around. Near neighbouring churches. There are tents with wood carving (can be a good idea to bargain, but not the choice Ahti) and metal products (lots of beautiful, but quite high prices lomjat for white).
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  • A typical Sri Lankesische Temple system. Combination of Hinduism and Buddhism in a temple. Where is the fact that else? Beautiful complex on the Hill watching TV. Occurs 300 rupees.
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