Temple of the Gadaladenia, Kandy

3.5
#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Kandy
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. To visit Temple of the Gadaladenia on your trip to Kandy, use our Kandy trip planning website .
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  • This is not one of the big sites for either local or foreign tourists, but is worth going to. It is a one hour visit and you can take cameras and walk in shoes except when entering the temple itself.  more »
  • Must of course take shoes off to enter and on a hot day like when we visited, be aware the ground is so very hot on the bare feet.  more »
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