Timings : 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Time Required : 2 hours
Entry Fee : Free
The famous Lankatilaka temple of the Gampola period, attached with a rich history and incredible architecture, portrays the essence of Sri Lanka from the 14th century during the Gampola reign. It is located in Kandy near the Gadaladeniya Vihara Buddhist temple. The Lankatilaka temple was built on Panhalgala rock, a natural rock and has three sections - the Temple building (which has the Buddha Image house in the east and Temples of God in the west), the Stupa and the Bo tree. Various rock inscriptions in sinhalese and tamil can be found defining the history of the land and the temple.
This Buddhist Temple, also known as Lankatilaka Viharaya is situated in Udunuwara of Kandy in Sri Lanka and is one among the three famous Western temples. Located centrally among the two other temples, Embekke Temple is situated in 4 KM south of it and Gadaladeniya, 4 KM north of it. Lankatilaka means Lanka’s adornments or island’s ornament, belongs to the primary monastery of Polonnaruwa, which is now buried under history, unlike Lankatilaka Viharaya of Kandy. With a touch of Dravidian and Indo-Chinse style of architecture, this temple of Polonnaruwa era has much resemblance with temples of southern India.
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