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“Nice temple, good souvenir shops!”
Review of Lankatilaka Temple

Lankatilaka Temple
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Private Full-Day Tour: The Kandy Temple Run Tour
Ranked #9 of 77 things to do in Kandy
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“Nice temple, good souvenir shops!”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We visited this temple as part of the three-temple-loop. It is a special temple as it has two parts, it is half Buddhist and half Hindu. Entrance is 300 rupee per person, to pay at the Buddhist part.

We also found this the best place to buy some wooden souvenirs at fair prices. On the path to the temple you will find a couple of little shops. When you walk to the temple, you will find a wood carving shop at your let hand. Very friendly guy, great items and fair prices. We didn't even bother bargaining as the prices were fine already :-).

Visited August 2014
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“Lovely”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

A beautiful temple hidden in the verdant hills outside Kandy. Great views and no pesky guides hounding you for donations. There's a very good woodworker shop directly down the hill from the temple on the right

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful, peaceful retreat hidden away in the hills”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

One of the most beautiful temples we visited, so peaceful and everyone was very welcoming. Very difficult to leave!

Visited June 2014
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“a lovely 1/2 day out”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Visited this temple second on a tour of the 3 temples from Kandy. This was my favourite. Perched on rock, above lovely views of paddy fields. Hindu and Buddhist. Puja was performed at 11, until 11;15, at which point we were allowed to enter. Cot R300, for an adult, half for children.
Made a lovely excursion.

Visited August 2014
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maine
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“Nice half day excursions -- three different temples”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

After a drive of about 30 minutes outside of Kandy, nestled in the hills lie three beautiful, yet different temples built in the late 1500s by King Buwanekabahu IV (1341 to 1351) and his successors. The three temples, Gadaladeniya Vihara, Sri Lankathilaka Temple and Devale, and Embekke Devale, are all within a short drive of each other, close to the Kandy-Colombo Road, and easily accessed by 3-wheeler (tuktuk) or other vehicles. The entry fee for each temple is 300 rupees or around 3 euros/dollars. I am not so sure about the walking loop, but the drive from Kandy was work it. My driver, Lucky (077 650 8265), took me around for 10,000 rupees. It took about 3 hours and was well worth the excursion. I'd advise seeing all three temples.

This temple has a very serene setting with view across the mountains. The solid white building with ornate plasterwork was very beautiful. Each of the temples is very different and neither of them have much interpretation available on sight.

Visited July 2014
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