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Temple of the Gadaladenia, Kandy

(3.2/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
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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  • Stone Temple built on the rock directly. It could be beautiful without all the scaffolding autour. It serves as starting point for a lovely walk in the rice paddies that leads to two other temples.
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  • Sacred place for Buddhists with a footprint and a tooth from the Buddha footprints are in gold and 1 metres long elephants that scrubbed no shorts are released into buy a sarong before you go hit Barefoot is the applicable
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  • This temple and stupa are situated on a rocky outcrop; although quite easy to wander about as it's not that steep. Only the rear entrance was open but it still allowed a view of the fading Lion painti...  more »