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Temple of the Gadaladenia, Kandy
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Visit the sacred Buddhist site of Temple of the Gadaladenia, which dates back to 1344. See fascinating wood carvings and significant religious artworks on the walls of the temple, which has four chapels containing impressive paintings of the Buddha. At the shrine room, see the seated Buddha surrounded by colorful images of the gods. You'll learn much more about the temple, including fascinating stories behind the many artworks, by hiring a guide to accompany you around the site. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Temple of the Gadaladenia and many more Kandy attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kandy trip generator.
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  • its sad to see that the temple was neglected. no body is there to guide or look after such historically valuable temple. 
  • This was under construction at the time we went. So, better to check whether the constructions have been finished, before going. The place was pretty much similar to Lankatilaka temple. Booklets about...  more »
  • Gadaladeniya is an old monastery in Sri Lanka it was built on a rock and it contains very beautiful paintings.