Lankatilaka Temple, Kandy

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Perched on top of a rock, Lankatilaka Temple bursts with intense colors in massive murals and ceiling paintings, playful figures, and ornaments. The 1344 Buddhist temple sits on a natural stone foundation overlooking picturesque villages and rice paddies. Walk through this treasure of architecture and interior design, guided by an informed onsite curator. Barefoot indoor visits are mandatory, so bring socks during the summer heat. Nearby shops and markets give plenty of opportunities to purchase local crafts. Consider combining your visit with the other sites in the "three temple loop," of which this is the farthest. For Lankatilaka Temple and beyond, use our Kandy tour planner to get the most from your Kandy vacation.
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  • The temple was built by King Bhuvanekabahu IV in 14th century with details and embellishments of Kandy era culture, which can be seen from the patterns at the roof of the temple especially the motif.....  more
    The temple was built by King Bhuvanekabahu IV in 14th century with details and embellishments of Kandy era culture, which can be seen from the patterns at the roof of the temple especially the motif.....  more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised when we visited this temple. It is situated in a beautiful spot, above the rice fields, a lovely 30 min drive by tuk tuk from Kandy. We were the only tourists there and... 
    We were pleasantly surprised when we visited this temple. It is situated in a beautiful spot, above the rice fields, a lovely 30 min drive by tuk tuk from Kandy. We were the only tourists there and...  more »
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  • Very beautiful scenery around the Temple. Proud looking Temple. It shows that Sri lankan architectural beauty
  • This is one of old gampola era Buddhist temple that built in a massive rock. View is beautiful.

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