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“Nice temple, but badly managed”
Review of Lankatilaka Temple

Lankatilaka Temple
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Private Full-Day Tour: The Kandy Temple Run Tour
Ranked #7 of 84 things to do in Kandy
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The temple is nice and calm. But what put us off was the following:

1. The person gave us our tickets - He took the money from us, but gave us old used tickets (clearly pocketing the money for himself). When we bought the tickets, a ceremony was ongoing because of which we couldn't enter the temple. But he didnt state this fact upfront - told us only after we bought the tickets, and then assured us it would take only 5 more minutes. Instead we had to wait for about 30 mins.

2. The temple brochure talks of many artefacts - example - a sapphire Buddha statue. However most of these artefacts are not displayed to public.

Somehow, a bad example of expectation management.

3  Thank RamVenkat
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Please do spend some time to go here. It is a wonderful place.
Not the easiest if you are challenged physically but make the effort, brave the stairways.
Interesting as a place of worship what ever your religion and a real testament to social history and architecture.
It has everything to feast your eyes and soul on. Truly peaceful if somewhat neglected.

1  Thank northt21
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

I am a lover of all things Budhist. this beautiful temple although slightly ignored and about 15 kms from kandy is in itself a very improtant place of worship historically.

1  Thank anthony d
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

After a climb of 179 steps, we reached the temple. Outside a drummer and pipe player were performing, while a service was underway inside After the service was over, we were allowed into the temple and a monk showed us the interior. The inner sanctum has spectacular wall paintings

1  Thank gsrs
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

A lovely Buddhist shrine located quite close to that of Embekka devalaya, on top of a small hillock. Mostly visited by only the locals, one rarely finds much tourists around here. There is a lovely local handicrafts shop at one of the entrances to the temple.

It was so sweet to watch the little kids in their cute white uniforms at the school attached to this viharaya. We wished we could have brought a packet of candies to distribute to the kids there.

The access road to this shrine from Embekka is quite dilapidated. So expect a bumpy ride. The entrance fee to this shrine is 300SLR.

Thank Veepy5
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